Combine the potatoes and ham in the crock-pot. Pour enough milk into the crock-pot to almost cover them. Stir or smash with a heavy spoon to combine. Cover with lid and cook on LOW for 4 hours or HIGH for 2 hours. Stir and lightly smash any large chunks of potato. Season generously with salt and pepper, taste and adjust as needed. Cover again and cook for 1-3 more hours on LOW. Add more milk as desired to thin the soup to your desired thickness. Serve with crusty bread for dipping. Enjoy!
Generous seasoning is crucial in simple recipes like this one. How much salt you need will be dependent on both how salty your ham is and how salted the potatoes are. Start with about a teaspoon and continue stirring, salting, and tasting the soup until it tastes perfect. I added almost 2 teaspoons of salt to our soup.
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