Diane - posted on 11/12/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )




Would love to swap delicious recipes with other moms out there


Kristine - posted on 11/12/2008




This is a great German potato ham soup called "Shoppenlebbet". I'm pretty sure I spelled that wrong, but the recipe comes from my mom's blind mother, who recited it from memory. It makes a big pot of soup.

1 smoked pork hock
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon pickling spice

5 pounds potatoes (we prefer russet)
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 sprig fresh dill
1-2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1-5 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 - 1/2 cup white flour mixed with cold water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Put pork hock, bay leaves and pickling spice in pressure cooker, fill with water. Let cook for an hour from when cooker starts rocking. (Or put in slow cooker, covered in water for 3-4 hours).

Wash, peel and cube potatoes.

When pork is done, let cool, remove meat, tear into small pieces, set aside and discard fat, bones, pickling spice and bay leaves. You can chill overnight to skim the fat off the next day, or use a "fat mop" while still hot.

Add potatoes, marjoram, garlic, bouillon, salt and sprig of dill to broth and cook until potatoes are tender.

Remove and discard dill sprig. Pour flour/water mixture into broth and stir well to distribute. Add vinegar, our family prefers the full 5 tablespoons, but start slow and taste often. Put pork back into pot and add dill. Serve.

As a special treat I sometimes make this with a whole smoked picnic pork shoulder.

I hope you all enjoy. This is truly an outstanding soup!
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