split pea soup

Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Mollie Owens


This is a dressed up version of my grandmother's soup recipe. I see her face when I smell it cooking.

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6 to 8
30 Min
2 Hr


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1 lb
split green peas
rib of celery, chopped
leek, chopped
carrot, chopped
2 Tbsp
garlic, chopped fine
2 Tbsp
olive oil
ham hock or ham bone
1 lb
chopped ham
4 c
chicken broth
1 c
dry white wine
1 to 5 c
2 Tbsp
1 dash(es)
black pepper
1 pinch
red pepper flakes

How to Make split pea soup


  • 1Soak the split peas overnight in a bowl with water to cover
  • 2Drain the split peas, set aside
  • 3Put olive oil in the bottom of a large, heavy soup pan. (I use my cast iron dutch oven). Heat to medium.
  • 4Add chopped leeks, stirring till wilted
  • 5Add chopped celery and carrots., stir two to three minutes
  • 6Add garlic, salt, pepper, pepper flakes (amount to your taste), and stir. Cook all about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • 7Add ham bone, ham, split peas, and the combined liquids. Start with about 8 cups liquid, adding more water if it gets too thick.
  • 8Simmer on low heat for about 2 hours, stirring regularly to prevent sticking.
  • 9Take out ham bone. If it has ham still clinging to it, pick off meat (discard fat), and add back to the soup.
  • 10If you wish, you may blend soup in a blender in smaller batches or use an immersion blender. Or, if you like to identify your vegetables, leave as is.
  • 11Serve immediately with hot bread. Yum!

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About split pea soup

Course/Dish: Soups, Other Soups
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #ham, #vegetables, #PEA, #split

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