I have a split pea soup recipe that calls for country ham. The base is made with a ham hock but the recipe calls for chopped country ham. I don't want to buy a whole ham, does anyone have a good substitution?
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You could use a gammon steak
Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.
I usually just pick the ham from the hock. I like less than more ham. It's more of a condiment for me. However, if that's not enough ham, I see ham steaks in the store all the time.
amysarah is a trusted home cook.
You can use a smoked ham shank instead of a ham hock - same flavor, but more meat to pick from the bone.