2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of flour
3 tablespoons of onions in the butter
half a teaspoon of salt
half a teaspoon of pepper
2 cups of milk.
2 cups of cheese
leftover ham (as needed)
potatoes (as needed)
Today what we’re going to do is make a soup that’s going to use up our leftover ham. it’s called potato ham and cheese soup. So we’re going to start. I’m actually making a triple recipe, but I’m going to give you directions for a single recipe. You start out with two tablespoons of butter and two tablespoons of flour because this is going to be your thickening. And you, before you put your flour in, you’re going to brown up about three tablespoons of onions in the butter. Again, if your family doesn’t like onions or you kids don’t, you can leave that out and then you’re going to add in a half a teaspoon of salt and pepper and you’re just going to cook all this together until it is blended in. Well, I’m using a whisk for this part to get everything blended.
And then what this is going on, you can even just use a fork to blend it. If you don’t have wheels, I’m going to you’re going to want to add two cups of milk.
Now, before I started this step, I peeled and cut up my potatoes in bite sized pieces. This is kind of the same step you would take when you were making mashed potatoes. And I went ahead and boiled those, and I’ve drained the water off. So they’re ready to go into my soup. So I’m going to get this milk warmed up. I’m mixing it up with the flour and the butter, the onions, the salt and the pepper. We’re going to let this get thick. Potato soup is so yummy. And then when you add the ham and there’s a little extra surprise in this one, you add corn. And that gives it some extra texture and some extra flavor.
All right, so stirring together the butter, which I stirred flour, salt and pepper into, and I had sauteed a few onions, I added the two cups of milk and now that is is getting good. So I cook this probably for about 10 minutes. So now it’s time to add in. The cheese, the yummy part for a single best, you can have anywhere from one to two cups, you decide how cheesy you would like to have it. Remember, I’m making multiple I’m making three recipes, so I’m adding in four cups here. So stir that into your milk and flour mixture. And if you’d like it to be cheesier, add more cheese. But this looks pretty good as is. So now I’m ready to pour in my pre cooked potatoes, see how they’ve been cut down into bite sized pieces.
All right, and now switch over to a spoon. It’s in the potatoes. Then add ham, leftover ham, I chalked it up into bite sized pieces. And a little treat at the end corne, if you’re making a single batch, just use a half a can. But since I’m doing multiple batches, I’m going to pour the whole can in. After cooking is done serve it, bon appetite