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This soup is absolutely delicious! I haven't made split pea soup in a long time but had a ham bone and some ham broth that I didn't want to go to waste. I'm sure I've never put potatoes in my split pea soup before but this sounded interesting. It turned out wonderful!! I have to say that I did not use the oregano, bay leaf or sherry.....personal preference.......but I followed everything else as written. This is definitely a keeper in my book! Thanks for sharing!

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catsoplenty January 04, 2011

So good! Threw everything into the crockpot and then processed with a food processor - loved it!

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Brooke the Cook in WI February 22, 2012

I've made this soup a couple times now. I learned the hard way not to use a glazed or sweetened ham. The sweetness didn't mesh well with what I expected from a good split pea soup. This is truly a good split pea soup. The less aggressively you cut/eat from the shank, the more ham you have to melt into your soup. Total Yum!

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biker cj May 20, 2011

I used yellow split peas (it is what I had on hand) and didn't use the sherry (since I couldn't find it!), but I followed that direction on everything else and it turned out wonderfully! The sautéing really did improve the flavor. I will definitely make this again.

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Likkel June 01, 2010

I used a ham steak and omitted the sherry and hot sauce. I cooked it in the crockpot for 5 hours. My 9 year old and 16 year old loved it.

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Sue Tip August 10, 2008

This is a wonderful and tasty soup, Rita. However, I did leave out the oregano and sherry wine due to personal preferences. I also do not like my split pea soup quite as thick as yours looks in the picture, so I did not cook it as long as the recipe states, only for a little over an hour. Liked the added touch of the croutons and bacon on top. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Marie May 02, 2005

Been using this recipe for the past several years after Christmas and after Easter (the two ham holidays for me!) and it ALWAYS comes out SO SO good ... I skip the sherry and haven't used the bacon in the past, and even without it is SO good. I use an immersion blender to mix it all, including any meat that fell off the bone, then I'll reserver some chopped ham on the side to add in AFTER it is blended togethter so you have the rich and thick soup with chuncks of fresh ham. With bacon this would be even better - its going in this year!

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BryanNH December 27, 2008

Made this soup last night. Even though it was midnight when I finally took it off the stove I had to have a bowl. Fantastic! -even without the sherry (I have to run to the store to get more). Can't wait to try it WITH the sherry. Like some of the others, I substitutes 2 qts of veg stock for the water which I thik really added to the flavor. I also added about 50% more vegetables too. Split-pea soup is my favorite, and this recipe is the best I have had! Thanks for sharing.

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Fish-guy December 17, 2008

Hummina, hummina, hummina! I love split pea soup. Cannot resist adding this to the ole cookbook! Perfecto! Jelly!

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HotPepperRosemaryJelly October 01, 2008

Made the recipe as written with one exception: Did not have the meat called for, so substituted a half pound (raw weight) of partially cooked, drained bacon, and about a quarter pound of cured ham. (Very close to "ham hock.") The result was delicious! Pure comfort food and almost exactly the taste I was looking for. When this batch is gone, I will do again and omit the potatoes. It's a personal thing, but I like the pea taste to come through a little stronger. Will probably add more celery, a small diced turnip, and a bit more Louisiana hot sauce. If you try this, please do as written first. You will love it, and it will be gone before it completely cools! Thanks Rita.

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WokBurner July 27, 2008
Hearty Split Pea Soup!