Picking Ham Bones

I made a post about a question I was asked, ” what’s the most important thing I would tell someone just starting to cook”. My answer was don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Today I am making ham stock and I just finished picking the ham Bones. While I had both hands in all the stuff I took out of the pot I thought of exactly how important that statement is. Yes you could just throw everything out when you strain the stock but that would be a total waste of good meat. Yes my hands were a mess when I was done, it took washing them twice to get rid of the oily feeling but it is worth it. If I hadn’t of gotten my hands dirty I would of wasted over four cups of ham. There would of been a little more but I snacked some while I was doing it. Never be afraid to get your hands dirty, all you have to do is wash them when your done.

Started with I idea of making congressional soup tomorrow but might modify it just for the fun of it. Like a lot of times the decision of what it ends up being will be made when I start cooking.

About Graham Stewart

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1 Response to Picking Ham Bones

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    I agree. Gardeners dig into the soil and the result is an amazing garden full of flowers or vegetables. It’s similar for the home cook. Don’t be afraid to dig in.

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