Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
I got this recipe from a German friend of mine. The smell as you cook will draw all your neighbors. It is a soup that will leave you satisfied.
- 3 large leeks, cleaned and cut into 1/2 slices
- 8 ounces packaged sliced ham, cut into strips
- 2 large carrots, cleaned and sliced thinly
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 lb potato, peeled and diced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup milk (optional) or 1 cup heavy cream (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- To prepare Leeks, cut off the root ends and tough green tops, however, leave about 3 inches above the while part of the leeks. Next you cut them lengthwise and rinse under running water to remove sand. Cut into ½” slices.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Add leeks, potatoes, carrots, ham and onion. Cook slowly until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir often.
- Add broth and cover and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer until potatoes are tender-about 25 minutes.
- Add milk or cream if desired. Gradually heat gently but do not boil. Stir in parsley, salt and pepper to taste.