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Thursday, February 12, 2009

leek and potato with slivered ham






Checking the freezer the other day, I came across that nice Christmas hambone and decided to make a "beefier" leek and potato soup than I usually do. Normally, I puree the soup and top it with scallions -this time I added a cup of slivered, smoky ham and left it chunky. Yummy!
I served it with the last of the focaccia & herb cheese, but if I'd had time, I would have
made the rosemary bread, which would have gone well with the ham.
To make:
One ham bone, with meat
Water
bay leaf
Put the ham bone in a pot and add several inches of water - not more than half way up the bone. Add the bay leaf and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
Remove ham bone and slice off a cup of ham.
2 cups leek whites, sliced ( you can add one onion, if you haven't enough)
2 cups baby red potatoes, sliced thickly
1 sprig rosemary
1 t. thyme
fresh dill, about a tablespoon ( optional)
1 cup slivered ham
Simmer the leeks and potatoes, thyme and rosemary in the ham broth. Taste broth carefully and add pepper and optional dill, then the slivered ham. Do not overcook - the potatoes should be tender, but not breaking apart. It usually takes about 20 minutes cooking time.
Serve with a great rustic bread and a bright green salad.
Enjoy!

8 comments:

katrina said...

I know I'm a little cuckoo, but I just LOVE that top photo! It speaks to me - someone sitting down to soup, throwing the napkin down, and answering the phone. A photographer can make stories out of just about anything!

Barb said...

Mmmmm-and don't forget the chocolate mousse to end that heavenly meal! Your photos are so good! Love 'em!

Barb said...

Mmmmm-and don't forget the chocolate mousse to end that heavenly meal! Your photos are so good! Love 'em!

katrina said...

Boy, Barb - you must have been very excited about that mousse to write twice! I do hope you get to try it sometime! Love your coming by - thank you!

Barb said...

Sorry Katrina about leaving that comment twice (I may have mentioned before that I am somewhat 'computer-challenged' - now you see what I mean!) ...and it wasn't even that great of a Comment either!!

katrina said...

I was delighted, Barb - I'm always happy when you stop by! And I am also computer-challenged - my son hasn't had time to run through much about the computer he gave me - which is why I needed Kelci, my website consultant.

Barb said...

Oh, I could blame it on Friday the 13th also (but I think the real problem is me!)

katrina said...

Here - we can make a pact, Barb. In this year of 2009 (almost forgot the year)...Barb and Katrina will update their computer skills. Loser buys chocolate.