Potato Ham Chowder is First Soup for Brown Motors in 2012

Brown Motors Potato ChowderThe cold weather has finally arrived and it’s time for ‘Monday is Soupday’ at Brown Motors.

Our first soup of the year was ordered up by Dan Schmalzried. He thought it would be a good way to use up the left over bone  in the freezer from the spiral ham we received as a Christmas gift!

So here’s Dan’s Potato Ham Chowder to enjoy!

  • 3 qts water
  • 1 ham bone with meat scraps
  • 8 oz butter
  • 3 lb onions, diced
  • 1 lb celery, diced
  • 5 qts chicken stock
  • 10 lb russet potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 1 qt half and half
  • salt & pepper to taste

1) Simmer ham bone in 3 qts water for about 1-2 hours; cool. Save stock for soup; mince ham; return to stock; save.

2) Melt butter; add onions & celery; saute until soft.

3) In soup pot, add stock, water and potatoes; cook until potatoes are soft. Puree  part of this mixture to thicken soup.

4) Add sauteed veggies to pot; simmer until thick.

5) Just before serving, heat cream & add to pot. Season to taste.

Recipe says it serves 70 but at Brown Motors is was just enough for the 35 employees!!!!


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