Monday, 9 November 2015

A Meal Fit for a High Priestess...

In my book, Legend of the Timekeepers—the prequel to The Last Timekeepers series—Istulo, a high priestess from the Black Land is a whiz when it comes to concocting potions and elixirs. But I bet she’d trade an arcane secret or two just for a taste of this mouth-watering ham and potato brew. Easy to prepare with a prep time of 20 minutes and cook time of 25 minutes, this heavenly soup will get a thumbs-up from even the fussiest high priest or priestess in your brood.

Thumbs-Up Ham and Potato Soup

3½ cups peeled and diced potatoes
⅓ cup diced celery
⅓ cup finely chopped onion
¾ cup diced cooked ham
3¼ cups water 2 tbsp. chicken bouillon granules
½ tsp. salt, or to taste
1 tsp. ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tbsp. butter
5 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 cups milk

COMBINE potatoes, celery, onion, ham, and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil. Lower temp to medium heat. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt, and pepper. 

MELT butter over medium-low heat in a separate saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute.

STIR in milk lowly as not to allow lumps to form until all. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4-5 minutes. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through.

SERVE immediately.

Now, while you’re waiting for the potato and ham soup to digest why not put your feet up and relax with a good book? Ready for a trip to Atlantis?


  1. My husband loves ham and potato soup but I don't eat potatoes. Probably I could substitute beans for the ham.

    1. Hmm...wouldn't make any substitutions, Susan. It's so good with the potatoes. Hope you're hubby enjoys! Wink. Thanks for your input! Cheers!

  2. LOVE this soup and can't wait to make it again.

    1. And it fills you up from head to toe, Sloane! Cheers!

  3. One of my favorites, but adding flour to thicken is new to me. Sounds super delicious! Thanks for the recipe, Sharon. <s

    1. It truly is super delicious, Emma! Good to the last spoonful! Salute!

  4. Very nice! Just the thing for the snowy/icy weather we are supposed to have here this weekend.

    1. It's so good, Tonette. One of my favorite soups to date. Cheers and keep warm, my friend!