Split Pea Soup
I treat all dried beans the same, and many of you don't soak the split peas, but I always do and it softens them.
My BF just loves this and I didn't make this for the longest time thinking he wouldn't like it.
1 pkgdry split peas
1 1/2 cliquid from cooking a ham
2 mediumham hocks,or one meaty ham bone
1 largeonion, chopped
2 mediumcarrots, diced
·salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tspcrushed red pepper
1 tspdried parsley
2 mediumbay leaves
How to Make Split Pea Soup
- Cover split peas with twice their amount water, cover and let sit over night or several hours.
Some folks don't soak them, and just start to cook them, I am just a creature of habit and have always done my dried beans this way. if you like you certainly can just start to cook them without soaking them.
- To 4 cups softened beans, add 8 cups of water
- Dice your onions, and carrots and add to pot.
- Let soup simmer for 3 hours, and if needed for texture, use an immersian blender.