3 tablespoons butter,
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil,
1 kg. peeled potato, sliced thinly,
1 large onion, chopped,
8 oz. diced smoked ham,
1/3 cup all-purpose flour,
6 cups chicken broth,
1 cup heavy cream,
1 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped,
salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe: Heat the butter and olive oil in a large heavy saucepan and saute the onion and ham for about 4 minutes. Add the sliced potatoes and flour and stir. Saute until the potatoes start turning lightly golden and add the chicken broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are very soft and crumble easily in the soup. Add the cream and simmer for about 5 minutes more. Season the soup to taste and serve. Sprinkle some chopped chives over the potato soup. Another very tasty and healthy potato soup recipe you can find here - Potato and Leek Soup. For my curried potato soup, click here.
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.