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French Cabbage and Bean Soup

with Ham and Potatoes

French Cabbage and Bean Soup

French Cabbage and Bean Soup - An aromatic classic from southwestern France

286
calories
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30 min.
Preparation
13 h. 20 min.
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Ingredients

for 4 servings
5 ounces dried white Beans
1 large Onion
1 Bay leaf
2 Cloves
1 Garlic clove
4 sprigs Marjoram
1 Ham bone (or 1 slice of bacon)
1 ½ pounds Green cabbage
14 ounces waxy Potatoes
Salt
Pepper
4 slices Crusty bread
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Sieve, 1 Slotted spoon

Preparation steps

French Cabbage and Bean Soup preparation step 1
1

Soak beans in cold water overnight (at least 12 hours).

French Cabbage and Bean Soup preparation step 2
2

The next day, drain the beans through a colander, rinse and put into a pot.

French Cabbage and Bean Soup preparation step 3
3

Peel the onion, pierce with bay leaf and cloves and add to the pot with the beans.

French Cabbage and Bean Soup preparation step 4
4

Peel the garlic and add to the pot. Rinse marjoram and shake dry. Add marjoram, ham bone and 3 liters (approximately 12 cups) of water to the pot.

French Cabbage and Bean Soup preparation step 5
5

Bring to a boil and skim off rising foam with a skimmer. Turn down heat to medium and cook soup for 60 minutes.

French Cabbage and Bean Soup preparation step 6
6

Meanwhile, rinse the cabbage, remove the core and cut into quarters crosswise. Cut quarters into strips 1 cm (approximately 1/2 inch) wide.

French Cabbage and Bean Soup preparation step 7
7

Rinse potatoes, peel with a vegetable peeler and cut into 2 cm (approximately 3/4-inch) cubes.

French Cabbage and Bean Soup preparation step 8
8

After 60 minutes, remove ham bone. Add cabbage and potatoes to the soup and cook for another 20 minutes.

French Cabbage and Bean Soup preparation step 9
9

Remove onion and garlic from the soup and season with salt and ground pepper. Distribute bread slices in 4 soup bowls, top with the soup and serve.

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