Total Time
Prep 12 hrs
Cook 5 hrs

My friend Mary gave me this recipe. It does not include exact times or yield. Again, prep/cook times are estimates. I haven't made it but I've tasted it! It is very tasty. This can probably be done in a crockpot.


  1. Rinse and soak peas overnight in cold water.
  2. Pour off water+ place in large pot-cover with fresh water.
  3. Add chopped onion, uncooked ham shank/hock, and bay leaves.
  4. Bring to boil and cook until meat falls off bone-pull meat out.
  5. Remove fat and discard bones; replace meat in pot.
  6. Cut up carrots+ potatoes; cook until tender (~1hour).
  7. Add to soup.
  8. Remove bay leaves and serve.
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great base for split pea soup you can so so much with this!

Pizza Fetish October 01, 2009