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Danish Potato Soup

I love cooking a ham for my family, because that means we'll be having this delicious hearty soup later that week. This recipe makes good use of all the wonderful fresh vegetables that are grown in Ohio.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • Water
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • Ground nutmeg


  • In a soup kettle, bring ham bone and 2 quarts water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour or until meat pulls away from the bone.
  • Remove ham bone. When cool enough to handle, trim any meat and dice. Discard bone. Return ham to kettle along with potatoes, onions, celery, parsley, cabbage and carrots; cook 40 minutes.
  • Combine flour and 1/4 cup cold water until smooth. Slowly pour into the soup, stirring constantly. Bring soup to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in cream. Remove from the heat. Garnish with nutmeg.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 190 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Sarahdl
    Oct 19, 2014

    I've made this soup many times before. Just add a little flour to help thicken the soup to your desire. It doesn't affect the taste.

  • htimm
    Feb 27, 2014

    Really good tasting soup. Was thin but a great change from thick soups. I will make again.

  • kshea
    Jul 27, 2012

    Can't click on stars. Very good. I thickened a little. lovely flavor.

  • teri396
    May 15, 2010

    soup was good but thin

  • Isolda
    Jan 20, 2010

    No comment left

  • irishchef
    Jan 6, 2010

    a little thin, but nice flavor