Ham Bone + Beans
- King of Northern Blvd Mar 25, 2008 08:37 AM
A while back somebody was asking what to do with a leftover ham shank. Someone posted a recipe for white beans that maybe was served over rice? I remember wanting to try it as it sounded really good. I can't for the life of me find original post after searching all morning. Does anyone have a good recipe for something like this or remember original post? I guess I could always go back to my standard split pea soup but want to try something a little different.
Is this the thread? I find google much easier to use than the search on this board.
I would just rehydrate the beans (I like them mushy). Saute veggies (onions, celery, carrots, garlic, etc.), season; add to pot w/ ham bones and beans. Add water and spices. Simmer. Just like split pea soup really.
If like a real "hammy" flavor, first make a ham broth by simmering the bone with desired aromatics (onion, carrot, celery, parsley, etc) for an hour or so before cooking with the beans. I did this for my new year's Hoppin' John for the first time this year, and oh my gosh it was so much better than my usual way of simmering the ham bone and the black-eyed peas all together. The broth was much more flavorful and the beans did not get mushy.