Saturday, April 30, 2011

Soup Weather!

Here's how I make Bacon Hock and Vege Soup. Gee's I hear you say am I that bored that I took pictures of the process just to show you? Why yes, yes I did!

Butter in the pan with a dash of oil

Onion ready to cube

Garlic Granules (cheaper then the fresh ones)

Add some salt...

...and pepper

Grate the carrot in and I've had some frozen celery lingering in the freezer that I used

I love Pams! Good cheap soup mix

Pour in to the mix with some water added

Add in you bacon hock

Cube up your potatoes and add to the pot

Dice up some vege

I like using chicken stock...

...and beef stock coz' that's how I roll...

Add more water and let it simmer away for a while

Mmm soupy goodness

The skin will start to come away after awhile, then you know its time to take the bone out

Cut the meat off and in to pieces.. chuck back into the pot

Strip that baby bare!

Stir altogether

This process takes a couple of hours

Serve with some bread the next day...

It always tastes nicer the next day.
Hope that was helpful! Yummo!



  1. Nice soup...Its the kind I like to make too....almost the same recipe ;)

  2. Mmmmmm! I usually make vegetable or pumpkin but have never made my own bacon hock. Must do - thanks for the pics (and cute salt holder too).

  3. I've never made vege soup with meat...the meat part freaks me out that it would go too tough or something..Thanks for the recipe!
    Was that bacon hock pre cooked or did you buy it that way?

  4. Hi Widge, the bacon hock is pre-cooked (smoked?/cured?). The meat doesn't go tough it comes off the bone easily enough and if I make too much I freeze single portions in freezer bags to reheat for another day.