Grandma’s Potato soup

Love this potato soup.  It is not only tasty, but easy to make.  Enjoy!

  • Preparation time 35 minutes
  • Cooking time 30 minutes

Ingredients: 3 medium red potatoes, 2 cups water, 1 small onion, 3 tablespoon butter, 3 tablespoon all purpose flour, crushed red pepper, 3 cups milk, 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1 cup cheddar cheese, 1 cup cubed cook ham.

l) Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes

2) Bring water to a boil in large saucepan.  Add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain, reserving liquid.  Set aside potatoes.  Measure 1 cup cooking liquid, adding water, if necessary, set aside.

3) Peel and finely chop onion.  Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion to saucepan:cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and tender, but not brown.

4) Add flour to saucepan: season with pepper flakes and black pepper to taste.  Cook 3-4 minutes

5) Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture in saucepan; stir well.  Add cheese and ham.  Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Tips: I skipped the sugar, and kept 2 cups of the reserved water, which I added to the other liquids.               I used any brand of potatoes.  If you really want to get fancy, scoop out small round loaves of                 Italian bread, and slice off a small piece from the top.  Remove the inside of loaf a 1-1/2 inch                   shell, fill with soup.  If you have any left over veggies throw in.  Last time I had left                                   over corn and added to soup.  Hope you enjoy, let me know what you think.  Serves 12

Courtesy: Grandmas kitchen recipes