Ham And Bean Soup W/ Dumplings - Grandma's Fart Soup Recipe
I remember when I was much younger, in my 20's and living on my own, receiving a phone call from
"Sharon dear, would you like to pick up some soup that I made?"
(Well heck yes, I thought.) "Sure Gram, I love your soup! Is it the fart soup?" I asked.
I wasn't sure grandma understood my question. But her response was "it's the lima bean soup with
the ham bone."
For as long as I can remember, my family always referred to grandma's ham and bean soup as "fart
soup." But I don't think grandma ever really caught on to that term. And I do apologize if that term
offends anyone but there is no way I could reproduce gram's recipe here without a mention.
Grandma was a great cook and so was my mom, her only daughter. Grandma did not use recipes.
She did the "pinch of this and pinch of that" type cooking and baking.
My sister Patti is also an awesome cook. She has made Fart Soup many times over the years, and it
tastes just like gram's. So I turned to her for advice when I decided to try making it myself. We've
figured out the measurements for the recipe and hope you enjoy as much as we do!
Any time you make a ham with bone in, instead of just tossing the ham bone, make your pennies go
farther by whipping up this hearty soup. Now, you do not have to have a ham bone for this soup, BUT
it definitely gives it more flavor. If you do not use a ham bone for added flavor, you may wish to add a
ham base flavoring instead.
Either way, be sure to use at least 4 cups of diced ham.
Let's get started with the ingredients for this awesome soup!
Below are some photos for you to follow when making the soup.
• 6 cups flour
• 3 eggs
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 2 1/2 cups water
1. Mix all ingredients: water, flour, eggs, salt and pepper, until well blended. Dough will be thick and
sticky. Add a little more flour or water depending on the consistency.
2. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
3. Drop dumpling dough by teaspoonful into the boiling water. You do not have to make all the
dumplings at once. Do about 1/3 of the mixture at a time.
4. Dumplings are done when they continuously float on the top of the water.
5. Remove with a slated spoon draining the excess water. Place directly into your soup.
Well, I must say that this soup came out extremely delicious. It definitely is a "meal in a pot." Give it a
try. I promise you won't be disappointed!
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Here's another soup recipe you may enjoy by Victoria Lynn
Cheap, Simple Ham Bone and Beans Soup Slow Cooker Recipe