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Subject: REC - Potato Leek Soup with Ham
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Damsel in dis Dress 
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 23:53:59 -0500
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                      * Exported from MasterCook *

                        Potato Leek Soup with Ham

Recipe By     :Carol Peterson
Serving Size  : 0     Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Potatoes                        Soups

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  3        14 oz. cans  chicken broth
  8              large  potatoes -- peeled and cubed
  3                     leeks - white & light green part only --
chopped
  2              large  carrots -- peeled and cubed
  3               cups  chopped ham
  5        tablespoons  butter
  1         tablespoon  parsley flakes
     1/2      teaspoon  pepper
  12            ounces  evaporated milk
                        shredded American cheese -- if desired
                        chopped chives -- for garnish

Put all ingredients except milk, cheese, and chives in 4.5 quart
crockpot.
Cover and cook on Low 10-12 hours. (High 7-8 hours)
Add milk during last hour.
Serve topped with shredded cheese and chopped chives (optional).

Yield:
  "4 quarts"

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From: feverish 
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 23:17:04 -0700
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Thanks Damsel.. I've bookmarked the site, will definitely try this one. 
And the curried potatoes too. I'm a curry nut. ;)

-feverish

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From: Damsel in dis Dress 
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 18:27:30 -0600
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I just scarfed down three bowls of this stuff.  It's so addictive!  We
didn't have leeks, but we had a large onion, so I substituted.  Came
out a bit oniony, but I'm okay with that.  We didn't have parsley or
chives, either.  Actually, we didn't have chicken broth, so I used
boullion (sp) powder and water.

We're still having problems with the outlets in the kitchen, so I made
it on the stove top instead of the crock pot.  I might start doing
that all the time.  It cooked MUCH faster!  The soup came out a little
on the thin side, and I can't plug my immersion blender in, so we
added instant mashed potato flakes (Shhhh!  Don't tell anyone!) to
thicken it.


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