Eileens Green Split Pea Soup

Eileen Hineline

By
@HappyCooking54

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)


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Serves:

serves 16 at 1/2 cups cooked each person

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 pkg hurst's split peas
12 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 carrot, diced
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1-1/2 to 2 tsps salt
1/4th to 1/2 tsp pepper
enclosed ham packet
* you can add diced ham too for extra flavor.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.
2
Add enclosed packet of Ham flavoring with salt and pepper. Cover, reduce heat and simmer about 30 minutes. stir occasionally.
3
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.
4
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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy