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Old 02-27-2002, 04:32 PM
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Hi! *s*

This is a great recipe for potato soup....You can make it with or without ham.....*s* This is for 4 -6 servings....just keep doubling until you have the right amount... *s*

It is rich ...but ohhhh so good! *s*


1/4 cup of butter
2 leeks....white and very light green parts only, sliced very thin
1 large carrot, diced fine
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1 ham bone, or 1 cup minced cooked smoked ham
2 cans low sodium chicken broth
2 lbs of potatoes ( I use Yukon Gold) diced fine
fresh ground pepper to taste
fresh Italian parsley chopped....about 1/4 cup
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt to taste

Melt butter in a 4 qt saucepan, add leeks and carrot, saute until soft, about 7 minutes, add potatoes, toss to coat, add broth, celerty salt, ham bone and or minced smoked ham. Cook on low heat until potatoes are very soft, about 1 1/2 hours. Puree mixture in a food processor or blender....return to pan, add cream, heat but do not boil. Adjust seasonings and sprinkle with
parsley just prior to serving.

The nice thing about this soup is it tastes just as good the following day...so you can make it ahead of time.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we do! *s*

Jeannie in TX
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