Mr Potato-Head Approves My Cream Of Potato Soup

My partner Kevin (AKA Mr Potato-Head) is a meat and potatoes man. He could eat potatoes until they sprouted out his ears. Me, I can take or leave ’em. I guess it stems from my childhood trauma of “KP duty”. We had to have potatoes for dinner practically every night and they had to be peeled. Guess who’s job it was to peel the potatoes? Mine and with a large family to feed, that’s a hell of a lot of potatoes. As I get older those childhood chores are distant memories and I’m beginning not to mind things I hated in the past like peeling potatoes. So today I peeled potatoes and made some delicious home-made Cream of Potato Soup with Ham. Yum Yum!

Here’s the recipe:

  • 5-6 medium potatoes cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  • 3/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of chopped ham
  • 1 tablespoon of minced chives
  • salt & pepper to taste

Boil the potatoes, onions & garlic in the water & chicken broth until done. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then pour into a food processor. Add the butter, sour cream & heavy cream, then process until the desired consistency is reached. You can add more water or even milk, if needed. Pour the processed cream of potatoes back into your pot; add ham, chives, salt & pepper to taste. Then heat to serving temperature, spoon in to bowl, garnish with grated cheddar or munster cheese and parsley and serve with fresh baked home-made bread. This is the perfect Autumn meal. Enjoy!


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