Sunday, 14 July 2013


In this cold Melbourne weather (and no heater for a couple of days due to renovations and moving it about) we needed something warming! This is perfect, lovely and creamy and hearty too.


2 leeks sliced and washed
knob butter
1 celery stick sliced
1 carrot diced
750 grams potatoes peeled and diced
1 ham bone
2 liters of water
salt and pepper
sour cream to serve
crusty bread to serve

Saute leeks in butter until soft add celery and carrot and saute for a couple of minutes. When done add potato and ham bone and water (you could use vegetable stock, but I think the ham bone imparts enough flavour) and season (don't be too generous with the salt as the ham bone can be quite salty.  Bring to the boil and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour until potato is tender and ham if soft. remove ham bone and use a bar mix or blender to puree soup. Pull ham off the bone and return to soup. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and crusty bread and season to taste.

Saute the leeks in butter
Add carrot and celery
Add the ham bone - a real ham bone. Like the one that is cut out of a ham. DO NOT USE A HAM HOCK THEY ARE NOT THE SAME!!!!
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and crusty bread!
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