Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
When I have a ham bone, I've got to make split pea soup. I can't think of a more flavorful delicious use. I found this recipe in Food Network Magazine 1,000 Easy Recipes Super Fun Food For Every Day. It reminded me how simple it really is to make Split Pea Soup. For the spices, I used thyme, oregano, garlic, and cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Although the recipe doesn't call for it, I like potatoes in my split pea soup because of the texture it adds. I also salt in the end because the ham bone adds a lot of salt, plus I like to throw in some nice cut up ham pieces. I doubled this recipe, but I'll post it as written. Serving size is estimated.
- Simmer split peas with chopped celery, onion, and carrot, and ham hock and a bundle of fresh herbs until tender.
- Remove the ham and bone and pull off the meat.
- Puree the soup and stir in the ham.