Green Tomato and Country Ham Soup 2 tbs butter 4 to 6 oz country ham or smoked ham, diced 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups chicken broth 8 medium green tomatoes, peeled and chopped 2 medium red tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed, minced 1/4 tsp celery salt dash Tabasco sauce, optional salt and pepper, to taste Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
Add ham, onion, and garlic. Sauté, stirring, until onion is tender. Add chicken broth, chopped green and red tomatoes, and minced jalapeno pepper.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Working in batches, pulse in a blender or food processor until almost smooth. Pour back into the saucepan and add celery salt.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper and Tabasco sauce, as desired. OR, if you prefer, eat without processing — chunky style;-D Serve with cornbread and a salad…yum!