Famous White Bean Soup Recipe

Famous White Bean Soup Recipe


1 pound (2 cups) small, white dried beans
3 quarts cold water
3 medium potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
6 ribs celery, finely cut
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 onions, minced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 pounds ham hock
Salt and pepper


Soak beans in water overnight; drain. Place beans in large soup kettle, cover with fresh water, and cook for about 1 hour or until beans are tender. Drain. Add the 3 quarts water, mashed potatoes, celery, parsley, onions, garlic and ham hock. Cook slowly for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove ham hock. Pull meat from bones and cut into small pieces. Return meat to soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Freezes well.

Yield: 3 or more quarts

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