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Hot And Hearty Ham Soup

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Ingredients
  Meaty ham bone/Smoked pork hocks (ham hocks) - 1 1/2 pounds 1 3⁄4 Pound
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Whole black peppercorns 8
  Whole cloves 5
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), halved
  Cabbage 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Potatoes 2 Large, peeled and thinly sliced for 3 cups
  Carrots 3 Large, thinly sliced for 2 cups
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped for 1/2 cup
  Rye bread slice 8 (thick slices)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Swiss cheese 4 Ounce, cut into strips
Directions

MAKING
1. In a saucepan combine together ham bone or hocks, water, peppercorns, cloves, salt, and garlic; boil the mixture.
2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 2 1/2 hours; strain the broth and remove meat.
3. When bone is cool enough to handle, remove and discard the ham bone; cut off meat and chop.
4. Return broth and meat to the saucepan along with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and onion; cover and simmer for about 40 minutes or till vegetables are tender.
5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
6. Meanwhile, toast bread.
7. Ladle soup into heatproof bowls.
8. Top each with a toast slice; sprinkle with parmesan and top with Swiss cheese.
9. Place under broiler 2 minutes or till cheese melts.

SERVING
10. Ladle stew into 4 bowls and stir well before serving.
11. Float toast atop each soup servings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Stewed
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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