Worlds Best Split Pea Soup...I Think ;-)


I leftover holiday ham bone
1 large onion chopped
1 bunch celery sliced
10 carrots sliced
salt & pepper to taste
I love the celery & carrots so I tend to add even more t
2 peeled & cubed potatoes may be added towards end of cooking time is wanted
salt & pepper to taste..I add a touch of garlic powder a


First put your ham bone in a large dutch oven or soup pot and cover meat with a large can of vegetable or chicken broth and water. If you are a real Julia Child, you can make homemade broth. Bring to a boil and simmer covered until meat starts to fall off bone, about 1 hour. Add dried peas and let simmer for another 45 min -60min. Carefully remove ham bone and all meat to a bowl and let cool enough to pick the meat off of the bone..try not to eat it while doing so! Set aside for later. Add chopped veggies and simmer until tender. When they are just about cooked through, add the potatoes. By now you will notice that the peas have all cooked down and can see that they are thickening <




I have a lovely ham bone in the freezer from Christmas dinner and I thought what a perfect way to warm your insides. So come along with me and let's make some delicious Split Pea Soup. I know what some of you may be thinking " soup..yuk". Believe me when I say I have converted many a naysayer when it comes to my Split Pea Soup. Just ask my guys who makes the best soups and they will (and better) say MOM! Get ready to enjoy your fabulously warm, very healthy and comforting homemade soup. This soup is even better the next day and freezes well. Be sure to bake up some crusty bread (I'm waiting Gretel) or flaky biscuits to make your meal complete.


10.0 servings


Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:23am


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