It was cold and even snowed today here in the high desert of Arizona. So a warm potato soup sounded so good.
I tweaked a potato soup recipe from JoAnna Lund's recipe “Homestyle Potato Soup.” It was in her “Strong Bones Healthy Exchanges Cookbook page 88.
I decided I wanted to add some ham to it. After all a potato and ham chowder really would taste good.
My tweaked recipe I have named the
“Snowy Day Potato & Ham Chowder.”
2 ½ cups water
4 cups fat free chicken broth
1 cup onion chopped
2 cups celery diced
2 medium baked potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced.
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
6 oz. Ham, cooked and diced.
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 1/3 cup fat free dry milk powder
6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne or your preference.
My daughter got me a steam basket for my instant-pot and I decided to use it to steam my veggies. It would only take 1 minute from when the steam built up. It worked great.
1. Fill instant-pot with the 2 ½ cups of water. Add all the veggies to the steam basket.
place in the instant-pot.
2. Place lid on instant-pot and make sure the steam release valve is in the seal postion.
3. Press steam and set for 1 minute.
4. When the instant-pot is finished, immediately move the stream release valve to the release position.
I use a table knife and make sure the instant-pot steam release valve is not under a cabinet but in the open air. Release the stem and when the float valve is down. Remove the lid.
5. Pull the steam basket out of the instant-pot. Make sure to use a pot holder to lift it out.
6. I placed the veggies in a large pan.
7. Add the ham and 3 cups of chicken broth.
8. Add 1 cup of chicken broth into a shaker or jar. Add the flour and dry milk powder. Place lid on top and shake well.
Add to the veggies.
9. Add the dill, salt and pepper
10. Heat the soup on medium heat and stir as if making gravy. Soon as it starts to thicken and come to a boil, turn off the heat.
This was a very yummy soup for our cold day.