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ham stock

Recipe by
Rick Long
Claxton, TN

This is a great way to stretch your budget by using an ingredient that is thrown away a lot of times. If you save your vegetable trimmings and peals in the freezer this can be made for free!! This Stock goes great in soup, stews and beans. If you de-fat the stock the fat can be saved to cook with. The fat makes a great Bubble and Squeak!! :)

prep time 20 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For ham stock

  • bones from a ham or two
  • 3 lg
    onions quartered
  • 4 stalk
    celery rough cut
  • 4 lg
    carrots rough cut
  • 1 clove
    garlic crushed
  • 3 sprig
    each parsley and thyme
  • 10
  • salt to taste

How To Make ham stock

  • 1
    Add all ingredients to a large stock pot and cover with 3 inches of water. For more flavor extraction crack the bones first.
  • 2
    bring to a boil then reduce to a slow simmer for 4 to 8 hours. Add more water as needed. Strain and Cool and remove fat if desired.
  • 3
    You can use as is, freeze, or process in a pressure canner at 10 psi for 30 minutes for pints or 35 Minutes for quarts.