Friday, October 22, 2010

Split Pea Soup

Oooh...this is one of my all time favorite soups!



The delicious aroma floats on waves through the house all day making my mouth water. It is a super simple soup to make and so deliciously healthy and filling.
Here is the recipe: 


You can choose from the following for the ham:
1 ham bone or
 2 lbs. ham shanks or
  2 lbs. hocks or
2 lbs. pressed ham
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2 1/4 c. split peas {1 lb.}
8 c. water
1 large onion, chopped
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped carrots
1 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. salt

Put everything into soup pot or crock pot. For stove top version....boil for 15 minutes, then simmer for at least 3 hours. You want the soup to thicken.


In the crock pot, just cook on high for at least 6 hours.
Shred or chop ham before serving in the soup. Mine is usually falling apart and I just use a fork to shred.


Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches or crusty rolls and a garden salad. 


Enjoy!


~Julia


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3 comments:

Anne Marie said...

yum! thanks for you nice comments Julia...it was really sweet!!
p.s. those choc-chip bars look yummy too (on your sidebar)

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Peggy said...

Yum! Looks really good. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Marie said...

So excited to find this recipe! Recently butchered one of our pigs and came across some split peas in the pantry...perfect :)

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