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German Pickle Soup

This is an interesting soup that ideally starts with a nice stock made of ham hocks.
If you are in a hurry you can use any prepared stock or boullion

Make 6 servings

1 1 / 2 lb. smoked ham hocks (2 good sized ones)
1 small diced onion
1 large sliced potato
1/4 head cabbage, chopped in large pieces
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup pickle juice
2 chopped kosher dill pickles
1 tsp. dill weed
1 tsp. black pepper
2 qts water


Directions :
1. Add water to a kettle. Add ham hocks and onions to same kettle.
Cook for one hour.

2. Remove the pork and allow to cool.

3. Reserve the water in kettle.
When cooled dice the pork and set aside.

4. Add potato, cabbage and carrots to same kettle then cook until all three veggies are tender.

5. Add pickle juice, pickles, dill weed, pepper and pork to kettle and cook until the precooked pork hocks are heated all the way through

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