Ham Parsley Potage Soup

By peachpurple April 26, 2016 Ham



by pixabay-HAM



Oh boy, the weather is kind of damp but heaty due to the rain that keeps pouring while the sun was still shinning in the sky.

It wasn’t a good idea to go outside today.

I managed to keep the laundry just before the rain started to pour onto the ground.

Luckily I had been peeping through the window, watching out for the grey cloudy sky.


It is almost 5pm, I am planning to cook a pot of soup to cool off the heat for the day.

This is an unique type of soup that my aunt had taught me a few years ago, when I had the chance to visit during the school holidays.

She is very good at dishing up good soup that everyone would ask for a second bowl.


Ham and leeks – stir fry dish is a common recipe but including them into soup sounds like an absurd recipe to me.




pearl barley-peachpurple

pearl barley-peachpurple

Do you know what is potage?

At first, I thought potage was potato but I was corrected by my aunt that Potage means thick soup made from meats of vegetable, boiled for sometime to form a thick mush.

It was the pearl barley that had produced the mushy texture, with the combination of cabbage and ham, this made the soup a perfect side dish to enjoy with the main course meal.



by peachpurple

Ham and Parsley Potage Soup

Serves: 4 persons

Calories: 130



leeks by peachpurple


  • 4 tsp butter
  • 1 medium onion-chopped
  • 1/2 leek-chopped
  • 1/2 carrot-peel
  • 900ml chicken stock- 1.5 pints
  • 60g-2oz pear barley-washed
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley 


  • 60g-2oz cabbage-shredded

    parsley- pixabay

    parsley- pixabay

  • 120g-4oz cooked ham-diced
  • Salt n pepper to taste



  1. Heat up the butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Saute onion, leek and carrot for 5 min.
  3. Add in the chicken stock, pearl barley and parsley.
  4. Bring to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 min.
  5. Make sure the barley is cooked, softened.
  6. Stir in the cabbage, ham and cook for 5 min.
  7. Taste the soup. Season with salt and pepper according to your preference.



From my aunt:

Ham and Parsley Potage is suitable for sick patients , old folks and lack of appetite family members.

You can skip the main course meal since this soup contents is highly nutritious.



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Recipe : my aunt

photos: peachpurple and pixabay

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