Our favorite meals are simple and contain mostly things we can produce here on the homestead. Ham And Potato Chowder fits the bill perfectly. Boiling the potatoes in the milk as opposed to boiling in water or broth and adding milk later really makes for a great flavor and texture.
Boil 5 or 6 potatoes (we prefer Yukon Gold which grows well here in the southern plains) and an onion in 2 quarts fresh goat’s milk. Season as desired. We use salt, pepper and cutting celery (another hot-climate alternative.) When the veggies are done add 1 jar canned ham. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Top with a couple of tablespoons of butter and some fresh cut chives.
So how simple is that??? If fresh potatoes aren’t available, no problem. Just cook the onion in the milk and add a couple of pints of canned potatoes along with the ham. No canned ham? Cook 1 to 2 cups cubed ham from the smokehouse along with the onion. Serve with some nice homemade bread. Fast food, agrarian style!