Hearty Potato and Leek Chowder

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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