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Ham & Dumplings

Ham & Dumplings

Good down home comfort food makes everything better. Even miserable cold weather. To some, this may be a strange recipe, but it’s old fashioned and frugal, both of which are points in the good column as far as I am concerned.

Ham & Dumplings
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Let this old fashioned and frugal recipe warm you from the inside out.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs ham (with bone in)
  • water to cover
  • 2 small to med potatoes (cubed)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1 can French cut green beans, drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place ham in large pot and cover with water.
  2. Boil to make ham broth.(couple of hours)
  3. Cut ham into cubes and set aside.
  4. Place potatoes in broth to cook. Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl, mix flour, eggs, and milk to form soft dough. (adding milk get as necessary)
  5. Roll dough to ⅛" to ¼" thickness.
  6. Cut dough into 1" by 1½" rectangles
  7. Drop dough into broth one piece at a time.
  8. Cook until dough is done.
  9. Add ham and green beans, cook til heated through.
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
Notes
If you would like to make the soup healthier, feel free to add spinach, carrots, peas, and cut out half the dumplings.

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What do you do with your leftover ham?
See Also:  Easy Chocolate Soufflé
Emma

A Military Spouse stationed in the middle of nowhere. Emma loves to cook for her family (while dodging dirty dishes). She is blessed to be a stay at home mom with 3 kiddos. She is passionate about cloth diapering, car seat safety, breastfeeding, homeschooling, frugal living, babywearing, and her Christian faith. More Molly Messy than Susie Homemaker, she has been trying to improve her housekeeping and related skills.

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