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Cold Winter’s Night Potato Soup

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Cold Winter’s Night Potato Soup

My mom used to make this for my brother and I when we were kids. There was nothing better than coming in from making snowmen to smell this wonderful recipe.

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 3/4 C. All purpose flour
  • 4 Cans of ready to serve chicken broth
  • 8-10 C. Water
  • 10-12 Large Potato
  • 1 C Chopped ham
  • 4 C. Shredded ColbyJack or (your favorite cheese)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Crushed red pepper
  • 3 C. Milk

Instructions

Put water into lart stock pan, dice potatos and add to it bring to a boil and continue to boil for aprox. 15 minutes. (you don't want them mushy) While those are cooking put on a 10-12" deep frying pan melt butter and add onion (chooped not diced) saute' until onion is transparent, stir in flour stir until all butter is absorbed into flour. Slowely stir in 2 cups of water from the potatos mixture should be creamy, add ham, salt pepper and red pepper transfer to a stock pan and slowly stir in chicken broth, drain water from prepared potatos and add potatos to chicken broth and onion mixture bring to a boil and simmer 15-20 minutes. Add milk and cheese stir until cheese is completely melted and simmer for another 10 minutes. Serve when ready.
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