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Ham bone

jmax Oct 17, 2006 01:29 PM

If a ham and bean soup calls for a ham bone - does it mean the bone that you would get from a big ham like you would serve for Easter or ham hocks.

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  1. toodie jane RE: jmax Oct 17, 2006 01:58 PM

    you can use either--the difference in flavor will be the smokiness from the hocks. The ham bone will lend a more delicate, sweet flavor to the beans. Both are soooo good.

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    1. re: toodie jane
      Karl S RE: toodie jane Oct 17, 2006 02:34 PM

      The ham bone (which is basically the hip joint) will also provide more gelatin and thus body to the soup.

    2. Davwud RE: jmax Oct 17, 2006 05:27 PM

      They mean the bone. You can sub a hock if need be.
      I always save mine when I do hams or smoke shoulders.


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