Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kate’s take on Mom’s yummy Christmas potato soup

3 medium red potatoes
3 cups milk
2 cups water
½ t sugar
1 small onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 T butter
1 cup cubed cooked ham
3 T flour
ground black pepper

~ Sauté onion in butter until translucent. Add flour and season with pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add cooked potatoes with 1 cup reserved cooking liquid, milk, and sugar to onion mixture. And heat for 30 minutes. Great with homemade biscuits made by Carl!!!

My take:
5 yukon potatoes, cubed and slightly boiled, reserve 2 cups cooking water
1 onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
3 T butter
3 T flour
fresh ground pepper
3 cups milk
1/2 t sugar
2 cups cooked ham, cubed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Saute onion in butter until translucent.  Add flour and season with pepper to make a fragrant rue.  Add potatoes and 2 cups reserved water.  Add milk, sugar, ham, and cheese.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

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