fantastic split pea and ham soup

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Brad Nichols
from Pleasantville, NY

A great way to use up the leftover ham from any special occasion, this dish always brings back memories of my years in Montreal. A classic Canadian soup that is a fantastic fall/winter meal - especially with a loaf of fresh baguette! You can also substitute Dried Barley for the peas for a different variation that is just as tasty. simply soak the barley while the stock is boiling and omit the puree step - everything else remains the same! Enjoy!

serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fantastic split pea and ham soup

  • 1
    butt or shank ham bone - some meat remaining
  • 8 c
    water
  • 1 lb
    leftover roast ham - cubed
  • 1 lb
    bacon
  • 1 c
    onions - diced
  • 1 c
    carrots - sliced
  • 1 c
    celery - chopped
  • 1 c
    dried split peas - green or yellow - rinsed
  • 1 tsp
    white pepper
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How To Make fantastic split pea and ham soup

  • 1
    Combine ham bone with some meat on it and water in a large soup pot and boil for 45 mins
  • 2
    Fry Bacon until crispy, remove from pan and set aside.
  • 3
    Add Onions, Celery, and Carrots to bacon fat and sauté until tender - 5-7 minutes
  • 4
    Remove ham bone from stock, add Sauted vegetables, crumbled bacon, peas and white pepper
  • 5
    Pick any remaining ham from Bones, cut into small pieces and return to soup
  • 6
    Simmer an additional 45 minutes until peas are tender
  • 7
    Use Mix Master or similar hand blender to puree soup until smooth
  • 8
    Add Ham cubes and serve!
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