Split pea soup of course.
I forgot to take some pics again but basically up to this point, I just put the hambone in a pot, added some chopped onions, carrots and celery, potatoes and a package of split peas. Tied up a bunch of fresh herbs and covered it all in chicken stock.
I let it simmer for about an hour.
While it cooked, I fried some bacon and chopped it up.
And I carefully diced extra ham into small cubes. With a pureed soup I like small chunks. Large chunks are just too hardy for a puree.
I got my food mill ready.
Then added the solids from the soup. I ran this through the food mill to extract all the liquids.
Then put the solids in my food processor.
Eeeewwwww...baby puke. The return of the Exorcist. Actually, this is what the pureed solids look like and I added them to the liquid from the food mill. Then I added the small cubes of ham.
Now that looks better.
Ladled into bowls and topped with a sprinkling of bacon, it is perfect to eat.....
When it looks like this outside.
In fact maybe I will just fill my bathtub with it.....
And soak in it until this goes away.
Just kidding.....this is my favorite weather. Let it snow!!!!! Bring it on baby!!!! I want more.
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