Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Potato Soup

What a better way to enjoy a cold, winter evening than with your husband, a movie and a bowl of comforting potato soup! It was perfect except for the fact that we ate too much of it so we both felt logy later on in the evening. It was just so good!


2 cups potatoes, chopped
2 cups water
3 tablespoons butter
small onion, chopped (we didn't have one!)
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup ham, cooked and chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese

Cook potatoes in a large soup pot with water until fork tender. Drain potatoes, reserving 1 cup of the water.
While potatoes drain, melt butter in the bottom of the pot and saute onions, whisking in flour to make a roux.
Return potatoes and reserved water to the pot. Add milk, sugar and ham. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer and thicken for about 30-40 minutes.
Add cheese and let it melt through.
Serve with crusty bread.

Note: The thing to remember is that potatoes don't have a lot of flavor on their own so be generous with the salt and pepper. We also used skim milk and it was nice and creamy without too much fat. We doubled the recipe so that we had leftovers for lunch this week.

Recipe from 101 Potato Recipes
Picture from my kitchen!

Husband and Wife Rating: A++

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