Sunday, February 14, 2010
Ham and Bean soup!
I had to call my Mom for how she did her soup to be sure that I didn't goof it up, nothing worse than bland soup, but this was anything but bland! I started it about 12:30pm and we ate dinner at 5:30pm.
saute onion and celery in pot in olive oil until soft on the outside, yet still crunchy on the inside. I guestimated the measurements that i used for the whole recipe, it all depends on how big your bone is. I would guess that I had about 1 1/2 cups of both onion and celery.
Add your ham bone with meat still on it and one to one and a half bags of dried beans. ( i mixed it up and used about 1/2 cup of three different kinds of dried beans) a bay leaf, coarse salt and ground pepper. Cover with enough water to cover and bring to a boil.
Once boiling turn down to low and cover. About one hour before eating, or about 4 hours later pull out ham bone with meat to a plate and let cool. Once cool enough to handle tear meat from bone and add back to pot.
*Note, you may need to add more water to the pot as the beans absorb water.
It was good!