Jokai Bableves(Bean Soup a la Jokai)
Cook smoked pig's feet and pork ribs in 2 quarts water until the meat comes of the bones.
Bone them and put meat pieces aside.
Add the diced celery and the beans to the meat broth, cook until beans are done.
Meantime, fry onion in lard over low heat.
When onion is wilted, add chopped parsley and flour and make a brown roux over the lowest heat possible.
Stir often to prevent burning.
When the roux is light brown, mix in paprika and garlic; immediately add 1 cup cold water.
Whip until smooth, then pour into the cooked beans.
Add smoked sausage and ½ tablespoon salt.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Cut smoked meats into small pieces, and add to the soup.
Adjust salt. Add the sour cream.
Serve with Little Pinched Dumplings.
Almost any type can be used, cranberry or pinto beans, for instance.
If you use dried beans, sook them overnight first.