Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tara's Potato Soup

Alright Momma, this one is for you. Let me just warn everyone that this soup is to die for but when looking at the ingredients you must remember that I came up with it during our super poor days when WIC ingredients made up the majority of our pantry and fridge. With that said here ya go.

  • 5lb. Potatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1 pkg diced ham
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 Tbspn Chicken Bouillon Granules
  • 30 pieces American cheese
Base Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • Peel potatoes and cut into small cubes
  • Peel onion and chop in the Food Chopper
  • Cut celery and chop in the Food Chopper
  • Add potatoes, onion, and celery to 12qu. stockpot. Add just enough water to cover all the vegetables
  • Add diced ham to Stockpot
  • Boil for twenty minutes or until potatoes are tender
  • After boiling turn heat to medium-low and add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, chicken bouillon, and cheese and stir until blended
  • Continue cooking on low
Base Preparation
  • In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium-low heat
  • Whisk in flour and cook stirring continuously until thick, about 1 minute
  • Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form, until all the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick (about 4 to 5 minutes)
  • Stir the base into the stockpot and mix well
  • Continue cooking on medium-low until heated through
Tara's Sidenote: the 4 cups of milk is meant for a "soupy" type of soup. We prefer a thicker soup so we only add 3 cups.

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