split pea with ham(off the bone!!)

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By Eddie Szczerba
from Ossining, NY

This is the best way I've ever had split pea soup! The ham bone makes a world of difference when it's made this way and I think you'll agree!!

serves 12-??
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For split pea with ham(off the bone!!)

  • 1 lb
    dry green split peas
  • 4 qt
    chicken broth, low salt
  • 4 lg
    carrots,diced
  • 2 stalk
    celery,diced
  • 1 lg
    shallots,diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic,minced
  • 1 md
    onion,diced
  • 4 sprig
    bay leaves, dried
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 lg
    ham bone with extra ham diced for the soup,about one pound
  • ` sm
    roux for thickening
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How To Make split pea with ham(off the bone!!)

  • 1
    Begin by sauteing the onion,shallot and garlic in the oil.Then add the carrots and celery,diced ham,ham bone,broth and spices.
  • 2
    Cook on high for one hour,remove the bone for the carnivore in the house,:)and thicken the soup slightly with the roux. Remove the bay leaves.
  • 3
    Serve with sliced crusty bread or a twist! Ritz cracker with a smear of cream cheese! Don't knock it until you try it,it's good!!! Enjoy!! :)
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