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    Grandma's Split Pea Soup

    Grandma's Split Pea Soup. Photo by mydesigirl

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Chefiebig's Note:

    After any family ham dinner, my grandmother, and then my mother, and finally me, always use the hambone to make this hearty, home-y soup.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 lb split peas (yellow or green)
    • 10 cups cold water
    • 1/2 cup diced carrot
    • 1/2 cup diced onion
    • 1 lb ham bone (can substitute smoked ham hocks)
    • salt and pepper

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients in a large soup pot.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil slowly.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat and simmer until thick.
    4. 4
      Remove bone, skin, and any fat.
    5. 5
      Chop meat into bite-sized pieces.
    6. 6
      Season to taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 18, 2010

      55

      I have never made or so much as seen split pea soup before but, wow! One of my friends always raves about how good it is so thought that I'd give it a try. I really enjoyed it. I suppose that due to the coloring, no one else would even try it but, whatever...their loss! ;) This was so easy to put together. I used 2 ham hocks and followed the ingredient list perfectly, seasoning with salt and pepper at the table. This is a keeper. Thanks so much for posting!

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    • on January 16, 2010

      Now this is a soup I can eat...hands down! Great, simple and wholesome.

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    • on January 11, 2010

      55

      Total comfort soup that really hit the spot on a very cold winter day. Simple ingredients can turn out so good and the recipe went together fast, which is always appreciated when I'm pressed for time. I opted to use smoked ham shanks in place of the ham bone.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Split Pea Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (296 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 200.3
     
    Calories from Fat 6
    54%
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    1%
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 19.4 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.9 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 14.7 g
    59%
    Sugars 5.2 g
    21%
    Protein 14.0 g
    28%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    ham bone

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