You can make the ham broth and shred the ham hocks a day ahead. The next day, reheat to simmering, and cook the potatoes and green beans.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine ham hocks, onion, garlic, celery, thyme, bay leaf, chile, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and the water in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • Transfer ham hocks to a plate. Discard chile, and add potatoes to pot; simmer until just tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • When ham hocks are cool enough to handle, pull meat off bones (discard bones), shred into bite-size pieces, and return to pot. Add green beans, and return to a simmer. Cover, and cook until beans are just tender, about 8 minutes. Season with pepper. Serve vegetables and meat with a slotted spoon; reserve broth for another use. If storing leftovers, store in broth.

Reviews (1)

78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 41
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
This is very much like my mother's Schobble Zup. The Jalapeño' Pepper is a nice addition. Missing is a great handful of garden fresh Summer Savory. Eating it as a hearty soup is still by far my favorite.