About this recipe:The basis of this hearty soup is gammon or ham plus other ingredients as desired, in this instance it's peas, potatoes and leeks. It can easily be altered as required, but I like to make it quite thick with chunky bits of veg and ham, served with a thick slice of warm bread & butter.
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Method Prep:1hr › Cook:2hr › Ready in:3hr
Keep the meat as a whole piece and cook in the chicken stock until really tender, roughly about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Add the onions, garlic, carrots and the bay leaves to the stock. Season to taste.
Remove the meat and keep to one side, bring the stock to the boil then add the potatoes.
Whilst the potatoes cook, chop the meat up into small pieces. Remove the bay leaves then add the leeks, peas and the chopped ham. Cook until the potatoes are well cooked.
Remove some of the mixture (about 3 - 4 tablespoons worth) and blend this until smooth. This will be the 'thickening' agent as you add it back to the main stock mix. Once it's all back in the pot, make sure to stir it thoroughly, serve with warm bread and butter or with a splash of cream.
loved this recipie, defo gunna make it again, i used smoked gammon to add that bit of extra taste but even with normal still had plenty, nice and filling and lasted us 2 full days as i doubled up on eveything and was filling enough only had half portions - 03 Sep 2013
Just the meal I needed after a day spent in the cold. Warming and Hearty. Proper soul food. Just tweaked a bit with the addition of diced parsnip. Added some sweetness. blooming Handsome. 😊 - 16 Jan 2016