Using the Christmas Ham Bone, Makes You Feel Good Potato Soup

Using the Christmas Ham Bone, Makes You Feel Good Potato Soup created by monicagagne

This recipe is a "base" potato soup that is WONDERFUL as is, but with SO many possibilities! I dumped in a can on Niblets corn, and it became chowder! It was wonderful! How about: add Julienne'ed carrots close to the end; or 8 oz Velveeta cheese; or 2 cups cooked broccoli florets; or throw in some cooked shrimp and crab meat & some Cajun seasonings...; or any combination you can think of! YUM! If your hambone isn't too meaty, add a cup of shredded or chopped ham from leftovers.

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  • Place first 6 ingredients in a Dutch Oven, bring to a boil over medium heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat easily comes off the bone with a fork. Shred ham from the bone, discard any fat, return meat to the pot. Add diced potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  • While potatoes are cooking, in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat being careful not to brown. Add flour, stirring constantly until incorporated well. Bring heat to medium/high and gradually stir in the Half n Half until creamy, thick and bubbly, stirring constantly, being careful not to scorch. Once it thickly coats the spoon, remove from heat.
  • When the potatoes are tender, stir the sauce mixture into the potato pot over medium heat, stirring constantly. Let simmer until soup reaches the desired consistency. You can add milk to adjust.
  • There has been no salt added to this point. You may add salt, pepper, garlic, herbs or seasonings to your taste.
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"This recipe is a "base" potato soup that is WONDERFUL as is, but with SO many possibilities! I dumped in a can on Niblets corn, and it became chowder! It was wonderful! How about: add Julienne'ed carrots close to the end; or 8 oz Velveeta cheese; or 2 cups cooked broccoli florets; or throw in some cooked shrimp and crab meat & some Cajun seasonings...; or any combination you can think of! YUM! If your hambone isn't too meaty, add a cup of shredded or chopped ham from leftovers."
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  1. Jeff M.
    I love this recipe and usually double it for family get-togethers. My only substitute is chicken stock for half of the water. Usually when I make a big pot of soup l end up freezing some for later, but in my opinion potato soup does not do well with freezing.
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  2. Kimberly C.
    So good. I made mine in a crock pot. Used chicken stock instead of water. Turned out great. Delicious!!!!
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  3. pierieandsteve
    This is a very flavourful soup and my go-to when I have a ham bone. Like many people I tweak it a bit. First I double the liquid, but instead of water I use chicken stock. I also add sliced carrots at the same time as the potatoes and toss in some frozen corn at the end. I use whole milk but skip the roux because I like my soup a little thinner. Garnish with grated cheddar and fresh cracked pepper. The whole family loves it!
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  4. pierieandsteve
    This is a very flavourful soup and my go-to when I have a ham bone. Like many people I tweak it a bit. First I double the liquid, but instead of water I use chicken stock. I also add sliced carrots at the same time as the potatoes and toss in some frozen corn at the end. I use whole milk but skip the roux because I like my soup a little thinner. Garnish with grated cheddar and fresh cracked pepper. The whole family loves it!
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  5. Anita A.
    Made this tonight after I thawed the ham bone from Christmas and it was delicious!! My son came back for seconds. Very easy to make.
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