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Country Ham & Potato Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Country Ham & Potato Soup, by , is from Gay Reunion, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Donna Whitaker
Added: Sunday, August 3, 2008


1/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 cup chopping country ham
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups unpeeled, chopped new potatoes
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tsp. fresh chopped thyme
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

Garnish: additional chopped country ham

In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion, garlic & ham and cook for approximately 4 minutes or until onion is soft and ham begins to brown.

Add flour and stir approximately 1 minute, or until well blended.

Add broth and stir; cook until thickened and bubbly.

Add potatoes and bring to a summer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

With a potato masher, mash potatoes until only a few chunks remain.

Add cream, thyme, red pepper flakes and black pepper and cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in cheese and sour cram until well blended.

Garnish with additional chopped ham, if desired




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