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Basic Stock

This technique is used regardless of what type of bones or vegetables you have.

Ingredients
  

  • 3 or 4 lbs combination of bones, meat or veggie trimmings (like the peels and ends of carrots, potatoes and celery)
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into pieces
  • 1 carrot, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Place the left over ham bone/chicken bones/some other bone/veggie trimmings in a large pot with water to cover.
  • Add onion, celery and carrot.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer over medium-low heat for an hour and a half, skimming off the foam periodically.
  • Pour through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl and discard the solids.
  • If you are not using the stock right away, put it into smaller containers to refrigerate or freeze.