Ham and Potato Soup


INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped parsnips or carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 meaty ham bone from a ham, or a meaty ham shank
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled, and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed ham (if using a ham bone), 3/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • Salt to taste
METHODHIDE 
  1. Cook onions, parsnips or carrots, celery, garlic in olive oil: Heat olive oil in a large, thick-bottomed pot or Dutch oven on medium high heat.
  2. Add the onions, parsnips or carrots, celery, and sauté for 7 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a minute more.
  3. Add ham bone or shank, stock, bay leaves, thyme: Add the ham bone or ham shank to the pot. Add 6 cups of stock. Add bay leaves and thyme. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes and simmer for 15 more minutes, until they are cooked through.
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