Monday, July 4, 2011

Best Potato Soup EVER!

  It's a bold statement, I know. But seriously, this is THE best potato soup in. the. world. Do you hear me?!


Oh, you need proof? Well, here's the proof.

I am 12 weeks pregnant. That's right, for the last 6 weeks I've been either holding my head in the toilet retching, laying on the couch trying not to, and trying to decide what I could try to eat that will stay down. And that's WITH Zofran and Phenergen in my system. I've only lost 5 pounds so far (thank heavens), and feel like there is no end in sight!

But tonight? I made this soup and ate 3 servings. It was delicious. and I'm sitting on the couch with no desire to throw up at all. It's a MIRACLE!

Without further ado:

Potato Ham Soup
taken from allrecipes

  • 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup diced cooked ham
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk

  1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

It's supposed to make 8 servings but after 3 of the 5 of us had seconds (or thirds), and the little boys barely ate any, we MAYBE had enough leftovers for 2.

Go make it - you won't regret it!


PDCScarbroughpage said...

Whohoo! I wanted to make potato soup this week-even though it's about 100 degrees here! All I have to pick up to make your version is ham!

By the way, I feel your pain on the sickness front too. I'm 21 weeks (#2) and still on Zofran and phenergan! My first pregnancy all I kept down for the first 5 months was mashed potatoes- so I'm convinced they are the magic pregnancy food- I've never thrown them up! Thanks for the great recipe, and I hope you feel better in a couple of weeks!

PDCScarbroughpage said...

Thanks! I made it tonight!