Caramelised Onion, Potato and Ham Soup

Recipe by JustJanS
READY IN: 1hr 20mins


  • 2
    tablespoons oil
  • 4
    large onions, finely sliced
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1
    kg potato, peeled and diced about 3/4 inch
  • 2
    cups diced cooked ham
  • 8
    cups chicken stock
  • 1
    teaspoon Emeril's Original Essence or 1 teaspoon seasoning, of your choice
  • 12
    teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1
    cup peas
  • 12
    cup cream
  • chopped parsley, to finish


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium flame.
  • Add the onions and cook gently for about 20 minutes or until well softened and golden, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the sugar and vinegar, stir well and allow to cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • Add the diced potato, ham, seasoning, stock, thyme and pepper; simmer gently for 30 minutes or until the potato is cooked through.
  • Add the peas about 10 minutes before the soup is cooked.
  • Add the cream, serve, and sprinkle with the parsley.