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Poor Irish Soup

Poor Irish Soup

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
SStephan

SStephan

I invented this soup when all I had was a cabbage and potatoes. It's very basic and is flexible to your tastes.

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  • Calories:
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 825 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Combine the stock, ham hock, and cabbage in a large stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes. Carefully separate the meat from the bone of the ham hock and dispose of the bone, adding the meat back to the soup. Stir in the cream; season with salt and pepper.
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Reviews

wittmo
20

wittmo

3/26/2008

Hubby loved it. I used leftover Easter ham and frozen hash browns. He suggests adding carrots and onion to make it heartier. Easy.

ButtercupBento
14

ButtercupBento

11/29/2010

My ham hock was a raw smoked one which needed soaking overnight with regular changes of cold water. I then simmered it in fresh water for 1.5 hours to cook it. After this I used thisrecipe as a base as I didn't fancy a hock and beans/lentils dish but used potatoes, carrots and parsnips as that was what I had. I know that this review is not accurate for the base recipe but as the author hints at it's a great flexible starting point.

lmoore
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lmoore

3/13/2012

This recipe, minus the chicken stock, was made by my grandmother who was born and raised in Ireland. She would just use a ham bone. In Ireland, then did not eat corned beef and cabbage, it was always ham and cabbage. When Irish immigrants moved to Boston, the jewish neighborhood was nearby. They suggested the corned beef instead, due to the fact that at that time in Boston, corned beef was much cheaper tha ham. That is the reason for the change, however ham and cabbage is actually the Irish original recipe.

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