Ham Stock 1 cup dry white wine Ham trimmings and cracked bones 2 medium sized onions, coarsely chopped 1 cup coarsely chopped celery 5 or 6 carrots, coarsely chopped 1 TBS. coarsly chopped garlic 1 whole cayenne pepper or 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper In a large stockpot, place the wine, ham bones and trimmings, and enough water to cover. Cover and bring to a boil. Skim off any scum that may form. Reduce the heat to low, add vegetables and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 3 to 4 hours, removing the scum as it forms. Remove the large bones and strain into containers and cover. Remove any unwanted fat after the stock is chilled. Here is my question.. The hell are ham trimmings? I asked this on another site and the answer I was given doesn't seem right. I ran a search on it and I came across a review from another country that said trimmings were in a bag. That has to be a different meaning. So, I figured I would give it a shot here.