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Pennsylvania Green Bean Soup


1 ham bone
1 Cup cut green beans
2 medium potatoes
a bunch of summer savory
enough to fill the circle when placing
your pointer finger and thumb together
1 Cup shelled peas
2 medium carrots, cut
1 small onion
1/2 Cup shredded parsley
1/4 Cup of butter


Cover ham bone with water and boil for 45 minutes. Skim the scum as it cooks. Remove the bone and add vegetables. Simmer for about 1 hour. About 15 minutes before serving, add the summer savory and parsley. Remove when serving. Just before serving, add the butter. Stir and serve hot.