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split pea soup

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Recipe by
Barb Wandrey
Mesa, AZ

My husbands favorite soup is split pea. I did not grow up with this so had to learn. After 30 years he likes mine better than mom's!

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Ingredients For split pea soup

  • 1 lb
    split peas, dry
  • 8 c
  • 2
    celery ribs, diced
  • 1
    onion, grated
  • 3
    carrots, chopped
  • 1 clove
  • 1
    ham bone
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • splash of worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make split pea soup

  • 1
    Clean and sort dry split peas. Put cleaned split peas in large pot with water. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Cover, remove from burner and let set 1 hour.
  • 2
    Add celery, onion, garlic, carrots and hambone to peas and water. Simmer on stovetop for few hours until peas are tender.
  • 3
    Remove hambone and cool. Add basil, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Removed cooled ham from bone and return to pot.
  • 4
    TIP: never add salt to soup until peas are tender. If you add salt at the beginning the peas will never get soft.

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