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Fantastic recipe Evelyn. I followed the recipe pretty closely, except I used a meaty hambone instead of hocks, marjoram instead of the thyme and at the very last minute I discovered we didn't have any red wine. Shock horror there, lol.
I also used ordinary stock, which on reflection I could have watered down slightly. I saut?ed everything together and then finished in the slow cooker for 4 hours, so the bacon got slowcooked as well, which I only realised later. I added a splash of balsamic as a sort of sub the red wine. No matter, it was still very good. I particularly liked how the grated potato seemed to give it a creamy feel without being too stodgy.
I will definitely make again.

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Sassy Syrah January 20, 2013

This recipe was great! I did not have leeks & ham hock on hand and I used Turkey bacon. It came out great! I had reg chicken broth as apposed to low-sodium so I didnt add salt. Perfect! Definately a double recipe next time! Thanks

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italiansoxgirl25 July 05, 2009

This was a good recipe. I did not use leeks, ham hock, potato or red wine. I did use beef broth, swiss chard, and extra onion. Very good soup.

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HotChaiLatte November 05, 2007

This is my new "favorite" soup.

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Donna H February 14, 2005

This is absolutely delicious and perfect for flu weather! I made a few minor changes by skipping the leeks and for the broth I used 2 cups chicken broth, 2 cups V-8 and 2 cups water (because I ran out of chicken broth). I also skipped the ham hock and subbed some smoked turkey sausage which I added after the soup cooked for about 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing this delicious cold-weather soup which we will be having often this winter!

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ellie_ November 01, 2004
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