Sunday, February 06, 2005

Hambone Soup recipe


I have started this blog to share some of my favorite family recipes with others.

The one thing I looked forward to, with my recent move back to the town where I grew up in, was the wonderful country cooking.

In the dreary winter months nothing is more rewarding than to make up a big pot of Hambone Soup.

Add some fresh onion, and cornbread and "yum". You have a meal fit for a king on a cold winter evening.

Here is a recipe my grandmother and her sisters would make:

1 Hambone with meat or 1-half lb. Ham steak cooked in 2 inch strips.
2 quarts water
1-cup onion diced
1-cup celery diced
1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, ends removed and cutted
1-cup turnips diced fine
1 cup black eyed peas, fresh if available
2 cups of potatoes diced small
1 1/2 cups of fresh tomatoes peeled and diced
1/2 cup fresh green peas
1 cup fresh corn
2 T of sugar
2 teaspoons of cracked black pepper
1 tsp salt

Add hambone or strips to water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add onion,
celery, green beans, turnips, black eyed peas, and potatoes. Simmer until vegetables are
barely tender. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 5 minutes and add seasonings.

Simmer for 25 minutes on low.
Serve with slices of purple onion and your favorite corn bread. Enjoy!