Hot and Hearty Ham Soup

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Sep. 21, 2011

Ingredients

Meaty ham bone/Smoked pork hocks (ham hocks) 1 1/2 pounds
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
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 817Calories from Fat 299

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.3%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 2576 mg107.33%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.7%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 64 g128%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet