By Tiffany Ludwig
I’ve been hesitating to share this recipe. It’s great, that’s for sure. But I fear once the word spread that the bone from Zabar's Homemade Smoked Country Ham is sometimes available by request from our deli counter, demand will surge and that I may never get my hands on one again. It’s a risk I’m ready to take.
As bone broths and stocks are gaining in popularity, soups like this one, which take full advantage of the nutrition within the ham hock, are finding a place on more and more people’s tables.
Zabar’s ham hocks are big. This recipe makes a lot of soup. Soup takes time to make, so I always make it when friends are coming for dinner and freeze individual portions for a quick, hearty meal anytime. It’s best served with chunky country bread for dipping!