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  • Lentil Soup with Ham

    Posted March 16, 2006 04:27 AM

    Wanted to add that I don't really use a recipe. I just throw things together in a pot and let it all simmer. I did find a recipe online as a guide in case you wanted to make lentils with ham. This is pretty basic and very similar to what I would add to mine (I would not add the sugar).

    Lentil Soup with Ham
    From Diana Rattray,Your Guide to Southern U.S. Cuisine.

    A lentil soup recipe made with ham bone and onions and celery.

    * 1 meaty ham bone or 1 large ham hock
    * 6 cups water
    * 1 1/2 cups dried lentils
    * 2 cups sliced carrots, about 3 to 4 medium carrots
    * 1 cup chopped celery
    * 1 cup chopped onion
    * 2 teaspoons salt
    * 1 teaspoon sugar
    * 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    * 1 bay leaf

    In a stock pot or large kettle, combine ham bone, water, lentils, carrots, celery, onion, salt, sugar, pepper and bay leaf. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour, or until lentils are tender.
    Take out ham bone or hock and remove meat. Chop meat and return to lentil soup. Remove bay leaf. Lentil soup serves 6.