Favorite lima bean soup

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 (2-3 pound) piece smoked ham shank or hocks
1 pounds Dried lima beans
2½ quart Water
¼ cup Diced salt pork or bacon
¾ cup Diced carrots
¾ cup Chopped onion
¾ cup Chopped celery
¾ cup Diced potatoes
1½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper
1 tablespoon Chopped parsley (optional)

Wash beans and put into water. Soak overnight. Or, bring water to boiling point; add washed beans; boil for 2 minutes only; cover; remove fron heat; allow to stand for 1 hour. (This is equal to 12 to 15 hours soaking in cold water.)

Cook salt pork or bacon until lightly crisp. Add to beans in water. Add vegetables, seasonings and ham shank or hocks. Cover and simmer for about 2 hours. Remove ham shank or hocks. Remove meat from bones; dice and add to soup. Serve hot, garnished with chopped parsley. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

SOAK BEANS OVERNIGHT

From <The Progressive Farmer's Southern Country Cookbook>, by the editors of the 'Progressive Farmer Magazine'. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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