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Ellen's Potato Soup

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“This is a very hearty soup that is full of flavor and easy to make”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
YIELD:
6 quart
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel and dice potatoes and boil in a large pot to just tender @ 10 minutes.
  2. At same time add the oil to a 12 inch skillet and lightly brown the ham. When done remove ham from skillet and set aside for later.
  3. In the same skillet, using drippings from ham, saute the diced onion, diced celery, and shredded carrots until just tender. Some additional oil may be needed. Season to taste.
  4. Drain potatoes leaving @ 1 cup of the potato water in the pot. Take a potato masher and lightly mash a few of the potatoes on the bottom of the pot. This will help thicken the soup.
  5. Add ham and sauteed vegetables.
  6. Add half&half.
  7. Add enough milk to cover.
  8. season to taste.
  9. simmer on low for @ 30 minutes stirring frequently and adding additional seasoning if needed.

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