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Turtle and Ham Soup

2 lb Turtle meat
2 tb Flour
1 Ham, small piece
1 Lemon, piece
Onion, chopped
Cloves
Garlic
Bay leaf
Thyme
Parsley
Salt & pepper to taste


Cut ham into bits; mash herbs and seasonings with it, and put them aside. Boil turtle meat 15 minutes. Remove from heat and save the stock. Chop up the meat. Brown onions in lard or vegetable oil; add turtle meat and brown well. Then add ham and seasonings, stirring constantly. Add stock and 2-1/2 to 3 quarts water with salt and various peppers (to taste) and also the lemon, chopped very fine. Cook for an hour or so stirring frequently.


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