SPLIT PEA SOUP W/HAM

Lora DiGs

By
@ansky714

OKAY HERE GOES MY STORY ...I HAD TO MAKE MY SOUP LASTNITE BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER IS GOING AS THE EXORCIST FOR A HALLOWEEN PARTY....NEED I GO ON?...OH DID I MENTION DELICIOUS :)


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Serves:

MAKES A LARGE POT

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 bag(s)
split green peas, dried.... 1lb 2 oz
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
onion, finely chopd
1 large
carrot, finely chopd
1 stalk(s)
celery, finely chopd
4 c
chicken broth
4 c
water (addl. water needd to cover peas)
1
ham bone (mine was frozen for a few months wen i servd a spiral ham) or u can use smoked ham chopped ....as much as u want :)
1 tsp
thyme, fresh or 1/4 tsp dried
2 large
bay leaves
s n p to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
IN A STRAINER RINSE PEAS UNDER COLD WATER THEN PUT INTO SAUCEPAN N COVER WITH WATER N BOIL FOR A FEW MINUTES. TAKE A SPOON N SKIM OFF FOAM THAT DEVELOPS THEN DRAIN THE PEAS.
2
IN A LARGE SOUP POT HEAT OLIVE OIL N ADD CHOPD ONION N COOK FOR 3 MINUTES UNTIL SOFTEND. ADD THE CARROTS N CELERY N COOK FOR AN ADDTL 2 MINUTES.
3
ADD PEAS N POUR IN THE CHICKEN STOCK AND WATER N STIR TO COMBINE ...BRING JUST TO A BOIL N REDUCE HEAT.
4
ADD THYME N BAY LEAVES...STIR ....THEN ADD HAM BONE AND/OR HAM PIECES ...COVER POT N SIMMER FOR 1 1/2 HOURS.
5
REMOVE HAM BONE (IF USING) N BAY LEAVES . WITH AN EMERSION BLENDER ...BLEND SOUP BUT LEAVE SOME HAM CHUNKS ( THATS THE WAY WE LIKE IT) TASTE TO C IF S n P IS NEEDD. IF TIME ALLOWS LET SOUP SIT FOR A HALF HOUR TO THICKN...ENJOY :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy