Split Pea Soup2

Recipe: Split Pea Soup2

Ingredients

  • 8 c Water
  • 2 1/4 c Split peas, dried
  • 1 md Onion
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Celery, chopped
  • 1 lb. of dried split peas úpprox. 2 1/4 cups

Instructions

  1. Heat water and peas to boiling. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and cover. Let sit for 1 hour. Add ham (whole), onion, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and simmer until peas are tender, about 1 hour. Remove ham and trim meat from bone. (I usually use 1 lb boneless smoked ham) Cut ham to 1/2 inch pieces. Stir ham, carrots, and celery into soup.
  3. Cover and simmer until veggies are tender, about 45 minutes.
  4. Like I said, it freezes well and is a very convenient side to a sandwich or whatever.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)