Yield: 12 servings.
¼ cup butter
1 quart leeks, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
2 quarts chicken broth
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½” pieces
½ tsp. ground white pepper
1 quart Jones Double Cherrywood Smoked Boneless Pit-Style Ham, chopped
1 cup cream or half-and-half (optional)