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Mar 25, 2007 05:36 PM

What can I make with a HAM BONE

I have a leftover bone from a ham I saved from this weekend. I'm thinking it could be used for something great (I guess a soup/stew)- any good recipes out there?

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    1. You don't need recipes. Just slow cook with white beans, dried green peas, or lentils. Add the usual.

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      1. re: Sam Fujisaka

        Everything that Sam Fujisaka said. Ummm...split pea with ham soup. Or white beans. Or lentils. But for some reason, especially split pea. (Although I do sweat some onion, carrot, celery and a bit of garlic before adding the water, peas, and ham bone. But not a whole lot.) Like that stuff even better than I like ham. I am so jealous that you have a ham bone.

        1. re: Sam Fujisaka

          Yep, nothing more perfect than a white bean (or split pea) soup with a ham bone, some onion, celery and carrot. I also add a teaspoon to a teaspoon and a half of mustard powder to my white bean soup. And I always buy a ham steak to chop up and add. I like my soup to be 50/50 ham and beans!

          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            Mmmm, pot of white beans and ham bone cooked until creamy, (occasionally I add milk to help it along), then in the bowl top with chopped crisp (I use Claussen) dill pickles and a few spoonfuls of pickle juice. My late grandmother's recipe, comfort food at its finest!

          2. There are all of the great soup recipes you can use, but goes great in a big ole pot of collard greens. Yum

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            1. Green beans.

              I usually add a little bacon drippings. Then some onions. When the onions have gone nice and translucent, add water, bone and beans. Let 'em go for a good couple hours.


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              1. re: Davwud

                I have to go with Davwud on this one. No greater pairing than green beans and cured pork.

                Also good, if making Boston Baked beans from scratch, simmer with the ham bone adds a depth of flavor to your sweet beans.

                Any stew, soup or other meal where a good simmer can extract all of the delicious flavors of a ham bone will do though.

              2. A big ol' pot of red beans. And make a pan of cornbread to go with all that!