Poor Irish Soup

Poor Irish Soup

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"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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45 m servings 219 cals
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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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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.



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

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 ...

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 a...

Very basic. Cheap. Easy. If you have a good ham hock, you can just use water (even cheaper). Nothing spectacular, but very good none the less. I added two small onions and was very glad I d...

Really tasty and good for you. I don't think I added any cream (can't remember). I did use a ham bone and a slow cooker.

What a great base! I was looking for something to do with Ham Hocks that didn't involve beans. I made a huge pot and added carrots, onion, garlic, celery and kale (which was amazing) and subbed...

I used to eat this when I was younger as I grew up with a garden. I did not have a ham hock, so I cubed a small ham steak, still delicious.

This was an awesome recipe. I made a last minute decision not to make fried cabbage and potatoes and went searching for casserole ideas when I found this recipe. I added onions, sauteed garlic, ...

Thanks for ideas on what to do when supplies and cash are limited! Great invention.