Smoked Ham Split Pea Soup
Family Tested & Approved
left-over bone in smoked ham
low sodium chicken stock (preferably homemade)
Add two table spoons veggie oil to a large heated dutch over pot.
Place the left-over smoked ham on the bone in the heated pan and brown on all sides.
Add the onions, carrots, celery, red pepper, and garlic. Cook for about 4-5 minutes.
Add all chicken stock. Add anough water so that ham (bone) is completely covered with liquid. Then cover & simmer for 2-3 hours or until the meat is falling off that bone.
Remove all the meat from the bone and remove the bone from the soup. Add in the package of dried split peas.
Cook uncovered until the peas are tender and the soup thickens.
Taste and check for salt & pepper.
Serve with crusty bread.
NOTE: make this dish if you're single. Whoever you serve this to will marry you in no time.