|1||tablespoon||lard, or oil|
|1||each||onion, finely diced|
|1||cup||dill pickles, shredded|
|4||cup||chicken stock OR low-sodium chicken broth|
|1||salt, to taste|
|1||pepper, to taste|
|Heat the oil in a soup pot, add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the sauerkraut, pickles, stock and ham hock. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes. |
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove ham hock and serve. This soup is delicious when accompanied by sour cream and some fresh dill.