Autumn time was always the time my mom would make many soups for dinner and serve with salad and french bread. I have always loved split pea soup and make it as often as i can but always add this and that to make it my own.I think their is nothing better than a hot bowl of soup after a long day or when you need to warm up. my family loves it and I hope you will too-:o)
Please rinse peas and remove debris before using the peas. comebine split peas,water,chopped onion,diced carrots,and butter. Cover(not too tightly),heat to boiling and boil rapidly 30 minutes.
Add enclosed packet of Ham flavoring with salt and pepper. Cover, reduce heat and simmer about 30 minutes. stir occasionally.
Taste-test to see that soup is smooth. If you wish it to be very smooth,you can puree it. Serve piping hot. If desired, croutons may be added as a garnish. Great,too, served ice-cold topped with chopped chives or green onions.
to make it my own I add diced potatoes,I use about 4 to 6 medium. I also add canned Ham already diced up and add different spices to enhance the flavor.I make hot biscuts or french bread to make it a complete meal. This soup never last long in my house.