Leek and Potato Soup with Country Ham
color is not tempting but this soup is good enough to consume with pleasure, even if you do not add some lemon juice.. flavor of dry fried seeds is excellent..
thinly sliced, (about 4 cups)
peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces
cooked, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
salt and black pepper
In a large stock pot heat cumin, caraway and fennel seeds over medium heat until lightly toasted and fragrant; do not burn.
Remove to a small plate.
Add oil and heat over medium-low heat.
Add leeks and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
Add potatoes, ham and stock, bring to a boil, then add cabbage and reserved seeds.
Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.