You can't beat an Easter ham from the Broadway
Market in Buffalo.
The only other one that comes close is a Virginia baked ham. You
may wonder what to do with a ham, other than baking it and making
ham sandwiches. Actually, numerous dishes use ham in one way
or another. One soup you can make with ham or a leftover ham
bone is yellow split pea. It's easy and delicious.
|yellow split pea soup||xxxxxxx||serves 8|
|2 cups yellow split peas||1/2 cup chopped rutabaga|
|1 smoked ham hock||2 quarts of water|
|1 carrot, finely chopped||fresh ground pepper|
|1 small onion, chopped||2 slices of ham, chopped|
|Place the split peas into a large pot with
the ham hock (or ham bone,) carrot, onion,
rutabaga, and water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Remove
the ham hock and let it cool. If there is any meat on it, cut it up and add to the soup.
Add the ground pepper and ham and simmer for another ½ hour. Serve.