Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup

You can never have too many soup recipes. This hearty soup is definitely filling enough to serve as a main course.

Melt butter in a stockpot over medium heat until golden brown. Stir in carrot, celery, onion, ham, and garlic; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes, until the vegetables soften and the onions are...


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 8 ounces smoked ham, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • chopped fresh chives for garnish (optional)

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