Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Leftover Easter Ham Soup


If you have any ham bones left from Easter ham, don’t through it away. You can make a delicious ham and potato soup here what to do,

Left over ham bone boil with 10 cups of water, use leftover fat or anything that you don't eat.
Boil the bone for about 25 minutes, strain the soup broth and throw away the bone and any fat.

To make the soup you need

5 cups of ham broth that you just made
4 cups of diced potatoes
1/2 cup of diced celery
1/2 cup of diced onion
1 cup of diced leftover ham meat
3 T of chicken bouillon granules
1 t of salt
1 t of black or white pepper (if you don’t like spicy soup put less)
6 T of butter
6 T of flour
2 cups of milk
Green onion or chive for garnish

In a soup pot put the potatoes, celery, onion and broth together bring it to a boil on medium heat till the potatoes are tender about 10 minutes. When the potatoes are almost done add the chicken bouillon ham meat and salt cook 5 more minutes.

In a separate saucepan melt the butter on low heat, whisk in flour till thick then add milk slowly till everything mix together with no lumps.

Stir the milk mixture into soup pot and cook soup until heated through, add black or white pepper if needed. Serve hot with grill ham sandwich garnish with green onion or chive.

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