My husband Joe can be particular when it comes to food. There are a lot of things that he won't eat (mostly vegetables), and a lot of things that he doesn't really consider a meal, like salad, sandwiches, or soup. However, when you make the soup, salad, or sandwich a little heartier, or pair it along with something, then he's more on board with it. But finding a soup that is hearty, and not filled with veggies he doesn't like is hard. So, when I stumbled upon this SIMPLE and EASY Potato Soup recipe from a friend, I thought I'd at least give it a go. And lo and behold, he loves it! I usually make some garlic bread or homemade french bread from the bread maker to serve alongside the soup. Here's how it goes...
- Melt 1 stick butter in your soup pot.
- Saute 1 minced onion in butter until soft.
- Add enough flour to make the butter like paste. Then add 6 c liquid (this can be chicken broth, or a combination of bouillon, broth, and water, your choice), and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
- Add 5-6 diced potatoes (I like mine with lots of potato chunks), and boil until the potatoes are done.
- Stir in diced ham (the amount is up to you, I use some leftover Easter ham from the freezer).
- Sprinkle in some salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Lastly, stir in 1 c Milk or Half and Half (either one is fine). Continue cooking until soup is your desired thickness.
- Serve with salad, and/or bread. This is absolutely delicious, and the leftovers are just as good. Enjoy!
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