Potato Ham & Leek Soup

We participate in produce co-op called the Bountiful Baskets. When we got leeks for the first time I did not know what to do with them. I googled leek recipes and I found a Potato Leek Soup. I started with that recipe, but found it bland. So I added some onions and ham to it. The next time we smoked ham I kept the bone and some of the ham in the freezer for the next time we got leeks. I replaced the chicken stock by boiling the bone to make ham stock. We found that smoked ham is our favorite in this soup.

Ingredients: 

1 ham bone
1 1/2 cups leeks
1 medium onion
2 T Garlic
2 cups yellow potatoes
2 cups diced ham
4 T unsalted butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups whipping cream
2 cups half and half

 

Step One:

Boil ham bone in 4 Qt Water for 30 minutes on high.

Step Two :

Chop leeks and onions. Crush Garlic and Cube Potatoes and Ham.

Step Three:

Remove bone form the water. Add in leeks, onions, and garlic. Return to a boil.

Step Four:

Add in potatoes and return to a boil. Once boiling turn heat down to medium for 10 minutes.

Step Five:

Add in Ham, turn up to high and return to a boil. Add butter.

Step Six:

Whisk together flour and whipping cream together.

Step Seven:

Reduce to medium heat. Add whipping cream mix to the pot. Whisk in half and half and continue whisking until thickened.

Step Eight:

Remove from heat and enjoy.

Makes 12 to 14 1 cup servings.

 

 

 

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