Ham and Potato Chowder

When I was growing up my mother would make a potato soup that on a cold day was just what I needed when I would come home from school or from playing outside.

This is my version of my moms soup. Try it and enjoy.

Ham and Potato Chowder:

3 potatoes peeled and cubed

3Â cups chicken stock

1/2 medium onion chopped

3 tablespoons salted butter

4 tablespoons flour

dash of black pepper

2 cups milk

1 cup cream

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup cooked ham cubed

salt and pepper to taste

Bring the chicken stock to a boil and potatoes and cook till tender. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until tender. A couple if minutes. Add the flour to the butter and onion mixture;stirring till smooth.Season with a dash of pepper.continue to stir for about 1 minute. Add the stock from when you boiled the potatoes. Stir well to combine.Gradually add the potatoes,milk and cream. Stir well. Add the ham and cheese. Stir well again.Simmer over low heat,stirring frequently for about 25 minutes.

This is a great soup for those cold winter nights. So give it a try and let me know what you think.

For me this soup is a comfort food from my childhood.

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