Saturday, February 20, 2021

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup.

 I got this soup done, just under the wire, whew!  

It's time for Soup Saturday Swappers and the theme this month encompasses the fact that it's National Potato and Sweet Potato Month.  Here's what Wendy posted: February is national potato month and national sweet potato month. Let's celebrate by sharing a soup or stew that features potatoes.

*I forgot to add that Soup Saturday Swappers is a great group of bloggers who post a soup, made to a theme which changes monthly.  If you'd like to join in on the fun, you can comment to Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm.  

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup

I actually harvested some sweet potatoes a few weeks ago. I'd kinda, accidentally grown.  

I had a large sweet potato sprout, so I threw it gently into a tub of soil, cause I wanted to enjoy the beauty of a sweet potato vine.  And I did enjoy it.  I didn't think to harvest it the first year, just allowed it to go ahead grow a second year.  

Then I got an AHA! moment and wondered if maybe it might have made more potatoes, and it did.   I brought some of them in and left the others in the dirt to make more potatoes, hopefully.  And I know I'll be getting a pretty plant I can enjoy for the summer months.  It's a win win for me.  


Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup

I do love dunking home made bread into my soup.  This sopped up the last of the juice. 

Best part, I have lots left to share.  Which I will be doing.  I'm bringing the remainder to our local library for their Soup and Bread fundraiser.  I also get to bake some bread for them. 

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup

 

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup

Yield: 6 Servings
Author: Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 22 MinTotal time: 32 Min
This is a hearty, satisfying soup that comes together for snow day, or quick weeknight soup in about 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Chicken, Pork or Veggie stock
  • 3 cups Sweet Potato, peeled and cut up
  • 2 cups cut up firm fleshed potatoes - peeled or not, your choice.
  • 1 cup Chopped Ham
  • 1 cup chopped Kale
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Instructions

  1. Cut the ham up, then brown in a little oil.  Set aside while prepping the vegetables.  
  2. Peel the Sweet potatoes, cut the small yellow potatoes into quarters, or chunks.  Peel the yellow potatoes if desired. 
  3. Add all ingredients to the pot, allow to come to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer 20 or so minutes or until the sweet and yellow potatoes are fork tender. 

 

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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

14 comments:

  1. Sid, this looks fabulous. I love potatoes and ham together. I can't wait to try this.

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    1. Thanks, sweet potatoes and ham do play nicely together, especially in this soup.

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  2. Oh my...this is pretty much the PERFECT bowl of soup! I just want to dive right in!

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    1. It was very good, so good, I may have to do a repeat and not share it.

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  3. What a fun surprise! You grew sweet potatoes! This looks delicious!

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    1. It was a bit of a surprise, there were a lot of teeny potatoes that got replanted, hopefully to make more sweet potatoes for me to enjoy, later on.
      The soup was pretty good as well.

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  4. Well how fun is that to grow a plant and get such a pleasant surprise from it. Love the soup recipe.

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    1. Sweet potato vines are pretty, and best of all they make more potatoes, under the soil where you can't see all the work they put into it. The soup wasn't bad either.

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  5. This is a fabulous and hearty soup! Love the addition of kale.

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    1. It was a good hearty soup. And the kale, it was a bit of a bonus. Flavor and appearance wise.

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  6. Very colorful and I love how brothy it is.

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    1. One of the best parts of making your own stock is you can use it anyway you like. I like a good, hearty well flavored stock to make soup with.

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  7. This sounds so incredibly comforting - what a perfect combination of flavors and ingredients!

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    1. I thought it was pretty close to perfection. And it was purty to boot.

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