Monday, July 18, 2011

OLD GERMAN GREEN BEAN SOUP

This recipe is older than my children and I am the grandmother of seven, one in college!

2 cups leftover ham + the ham bone
1 pound fresh green beans
2 large potatoes, cubed
3 quarts water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 medium onion, minced
4 slices bacon, cubed
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk

Place the ham and the ham bone with the beans, potatoes, water, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a Dutch oven. Boil covered for half an hour or until the potatoes are tender. Meanwhile fry the bacon and onion together; add to the Dutch oven. Mix the flour with the milk until smooth and stir into the soup, stirring constantly while adding. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Serves 6 to 8 people.

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3 comments:

Richmonde said...

You might want to remove the ham bone at some point - perhaps before you add the milk/flour!

Barbara S. said...

I remember this soup very well. Both my grandmother (born in the late 1800's)and my mother made it a couple times a year, and so do I. The only difference in the recipes is that in my family sour cream was used instead of milk. It's mixed with flour and added very slowly so it doesn't curdle. The sour cream adds more body and a tasty slight tang to the broth of the soup.

Darlene Freeman said...

Barbara S. Gotta try it like that!