Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Easy Potato Soup

Easy Potato Soup
4-5 potatoes, peeled and put into small cubes
2 cups of water
1 small onion
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Crushed red pepper
Ground black pepper
2 to 2-1/2 cups of milk
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup cubed cooked ham

In a pot, boil the potato cubes in water until tender. At the same time, melt butter in sauce pan and saute onion. When onions are tender and transparent, sprinkle desired amount of red pepper and black pepper. Slowly add a 1/2 cup of milk and in batches, stir in flour. Add this mixture to tender potatoes, add other two cups of milk, stirring continuously. Add cheese and simmer about 30 minutes on low, stirring often. Spoon into bowls and garnish with chives.

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