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    Default What to do with ham bones and broth?

    I cleaned out the deep freezer and found 2 ham bones as well as some containers of ham broth. Other than split pea soup, what can I do with this stuff? thanks!
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    If there is still some meat on the bones you can cook it with cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions. Add some of the broth, pick any meat off the bone. Mom called this New England Boiled dinner, with cornbread we just called it good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Persimmon Lace View Post
    If there is still some meat on the bones you can cook it with cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions. Add some of the broth, pick any meat off the bone. Mom called this New England Boiled dinner, with cornbread we just called it good!


    I did something like this the other day.... used a pork stock, put it in a stockpot, added potatoes and carrots (you could add onion too), added enough water to cover veggies; boiled till potatoes were almost done. Then I added 1 head cabbage, cut into small wedges, and a 1 lb. pkg smoked sausage. Covered and let boil till cabbage was tender and that was dinner...... Sausage Boiled Dinner.

    I also found this the other day on Southern Living forum.... have not tried though...

    BLACK-EYED PEA SOUP

    Olive oil
    ¼ lb bacon, diced (You may add a bit more, if you like)
    2 large onions, chopped
    3 cloves of garlic, minced
    Ham stock and reserved ham from recipe above
    1 lb black-eyed peas
    Ham hock
    2 cups of sliced celery
    2 chopped jalapeno peppers
    3 bay leaves
    fresh rosemary
    fresh thyme
    1 to 1½ lbs carrots, sliced
    extra ham (optional)
    salt & pepper to taste

    Pre-soak black-eyed peas either over night or in warm water for several hours to soften. Drain.
    Sauté the bacon and onion in a little oil in a large stock pot until the bacon starts to crisp and the onions are opaque. Add minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute. Add the pork stock, black-eyed peas, ham hock, celery, hot peppers and seasonings. Bring soup just to a boil and then immediately lower heat and simmer for two hours. Add carrots and simmer for 1 to 2 hours longer. After an hour, peel the two remaining potatoes and shred into soup to thicken. Remove ham hock from pot, remove the meat and return the meat to the pot. Also, add reserved ham from the stock recipe above. Cook until beans are tender but not mushy. Add extra ham if desired during the last hour of cooking. Adjust seasonings. Remove bay leaves before serving.

    Good Luck.

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    I am frothing at the mouth (after a long hot summer) hearing the words "other than split pea soup" you mean there are other things to do with those luscious ham bones?
    Love, love green split pea soup.

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    yeah--add beans, celery, onion.....

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    Use the broth in any soup or stew you're making. Boil down the bones and make more broth. Freeze the broth in ice cube trays for anything else you like.

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    I just do some regular ham and bean soup.

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    I love to use a ham bone, especially a meaty one, when I cook large dried lima beans. Or any beans, for that matter.
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    I think you can boil them with collard greens or dandelions. I heard it makes them tasty.

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    Any good baked bean recipes I could use it in? Thanks for the ideas!
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    green beans, greens, baked beans, brussel sprouts.

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    Home made noodles or Kluski noodles. MMMMMMMMMMM.

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