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not my mothers split pea soup

Recipe by
Michael Swiney
Freehold, NJ

My Mother could cook. Very well. She did make 2 truly miserable meals. Out of thousands she cooked, we never let her forget the TWO that were butt awful. We were heartless bastards when it comes down to it, so here's for you Ma.......

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For not my mothers split pea soup

  • 2 1/4 c
    dried split peas
  • 2 qt
    chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ham bone
  • 2 md
    onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried marjoram
  • 3 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 3 stick
    carrots, chopped
  • 1 lg
    potato, diced

How To Make not my mothers split pea soup

  • 1
    In a large stock pot, cover peas with 2 quarts cold water and soak overnight.
  • 2
    Once peas are soaked, add ham bone, onion, salt, pepper and marjoram. Cover, bring to boil and then gentle simmer on low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Remove bone; cut off meat, dice and return meat to soup. Add celery, carrots and potatoes. Cook slowly, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.