Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Creamy Potato Soup

This was a yummy one and perfect for the cold weather we have been having lately...71 degrees.

3 medium red potatoes (I used more than that because my potatoes were small...and I left the skins on)
2 cups water
1 small onion
3 T butter
3 T all-purpose flour
ground black pepper
3 cups milk
1/2 t. sugar
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup cubed cooked ham

Slice potatoes into 1-inch cubes and boil in water until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup potato water; set aside. Chop onion. Melt butter over medium heat in saucepan. Add onion to saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and tender, but not brown. Add flour to saucepan; season with pepper to taste. Cook 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup potato water, milk and sugar to onion mixture in saucepan; stir well. Add cheese and ham. Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

1 comment:

Joc said...

Erin- How did you know that it has been SO rainy here lately, and that another cold front is coming through? Perfect soup weather! This looks yummy and I love that it's a small recipe too. I can only have leftover potato soup for so long! :)