Charleston okra soup

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Ham Bone (w/ Some Meat Still Attached)
3 cups Okra, Sliced Thin
\N \N Salt
6 larges Tomatoes, Peeled, Seeded & Diced
½ cup Green Bell Pepper, Cored, Seeded & Diced
1 tablespoon Butter
1 small Onion, Diced
\N \N Black Pepper, Ground
\N \N Rice, Cooked

Put the hambone in a soup pan. Add water to cover. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat. Simmer for 1 hour or longer. Add the okra, tomatoes and green pepper. Melt the butter in a small pan. Saute the onion until golden. Add to the soup. Simmer until the soup is thick (about 2 hours). Remove the hambone. Shred the meat into the soup. Serve over rice in soup bowls.

From: Joel Ehrlich

Submitted By JIM WELLER On 07-25-95

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