Ham and Split Pea Soup
Soak dried peas overnight in 2 cups cold water. Drain. Saute sliced onion until tender in ham fat. Add ham shank, drained peas, celery salt, salt, pepper, and 7 cups cold water. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer gently for 2 hours. Remove ham bone and slice meat. Combine with White Sauce, heat well, and serve.
White Sauce: Blend flour and shortening or drippings in top of double boiler. Gradually add 2 cups milk and cook, stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes. Yield: 2 cups.