This fondue-like dip made from reduced ham broth is a Swedish Christmas favorite.
- Reserved ham broth from Christmas ham
- Aromatics to taste (fresh bay leaf, dill, parsley, etc.)
- Good, crusty bread, cut or torn into bite-size pieces
- Strain vegetables and other solids from reserved ham water. Pour the broth into a stockpot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add aromatics and let the mixture simmer uncovered for one hour, stirring occasionally until liquid is reduced; it should be rich and flavorful. Strain out the aromatics and serve the clear broth in a fondue pot or another serving vessel, accompanied by bread squares.