Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Crock Pot Potato Soup with or without Ham

Today's recipe is simple because my life has been chaotic recently. When I have meetings after school and little time to cook, my crock pot is my friend. This was an experiment, since I've never been able to make a potato soup that satisfied me. Can I replicate it the next time I want to? As with most of my kitchen experiments, only time will tell.

4-6 medium russet potatoes, washed and sliced thin (peeling optional)
3-4 cups water or chicken stock
(From my garden, a few leaves of spinach, this summer's add-in)
a sprig of fresh thyme
green onion, chives
lemon pepper to taste
1-2 cups diced ham
potato buds (for thickening)

Place potatoes and spinach and thyme in chicken stock or water.
Let cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Mash potatoes, but leave enough small chunks to be satisfying.
(Alternative: Use an immersion blender.)
Add 1/2 cup potato buds.
Add ham.
Turn crock pot to high for one half to one hour.

Serve with grated cheese and a delicious homemade bread on the side.

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Blogger G's Cottage said...

Yep, I was making Potato Soup on Saturday night. Of course now that it's just me I don't get out the crockpot, but I still had enough to put extra in the freezer. I like diced carrots and celery in mine; it's richer and more colorful.

11/11/2008 8:14 AM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

mmmmm....anything with cheese & bread on the side is good, though.

11/11/2008 1:08 PM  
Blogger Shash said...

This sounds so good! I think I will have to make this ASAP!!! :)

(even if I live in FLA, where it is warm!)


11/11/2008 6:34 PM  

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