From: The Thorough Good Cook

Soups: 37. Bean Soup with Ham or Bacon

About a pound of lean ham or bacon must be well soaked. Pare away the under yellow skin, and boil it an hour. Meanwhile, have boiled some kidney beans, quite soft. They must have been soaked the night before. Mash half of them through a coarse sieve, and add them to the boiling bacon, with an onion, or chives, celery, chervil, etc. Take out the bacon, peel the rind off; cut up the meat into thin slices ; return this, with the unbruised beans, to the pot, and give all a boil up ,together. The same quantity of fresh or salted pork, unsmoked, is, by some, preferred. Good, satisfying, and cheap.

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