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Ham Stock

No recipe image available.Stock forms the basis for many dishes such as soups and sauces.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 ham bone, meaty
1 quart water
1 small onion
3 celery tops
2 parsley sprigs
1 bay leaf
6 peppercorns
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except salt in a soup kettle. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cover. Simmer for 2 hours or longer.
  2. Season with salt to taste, if necessary. Strain in a cheesecloth-lined colander. Use cooked meat and vegetables as desired.
  3. Cool. Refrigerate and remove hardened fat from top of stock.
  4. Refrigerate in covered container for up to 1 week or freeze in measured portions for easy use for up to 6 months.

Makes about 4 cups.