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Pennsylvanian Dutch Soups to try out

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Pennsylvanian Dutch  Soups PHILADELPHIA PEPPER POT 1 lb. honeycomb tripe 1 veal knuckle 1½ qts. water 2 tablespoons salt 1 tblsp. red pepper, diced 1 tblsp. green pepper, diced 1 tablespoon powdered thyme 6 peppercorns 4 potatoes, diced 2 bay leaves 3 whole cloves 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 stalks celery, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 tomatoes, peeled, cut up 4 onions, thinly sliced 1 piece pimento, cut fine Wash and scrub tripe thoroughly. Place in large kettle and cover with plenty of cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer until tender. Simmer without boiling, that is the secret of making tripe tender. Drain and dice, ½ inch squares. In the meantime place the veal knuckle in another kettle adding 1½ qts. of water and all ingredients except the potatoes. Simmer at least one hour, put in potatoes and simmer for another hour or until meat falls off the bone. Remove bone and take off all the meat. Cut it into small pieces and together with the tripe put it ba