Mum's Pea and Ham Soup

Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is a soup my mum made after every Christmas using the ham bone. It is true comfort food. Since it is summer in Australia at that time, I have frozen it in preparation for autumn/winter.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cover peas with plenty of water and soak overnight.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Place bone, and additional ham, with onions and bay leaves, soaked peas in a 5L slow cooker.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover with sufficient water.
  6. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  7. Stir occasionally if you like but it is not necessary.
  8. Add vinegar to taste.
  9. (I add a soupspoon at a time, but it depends on your individual taste) Serve with freshly baked (or warmed) bread and a garnish of chopped parsley.
  10. You may need to dilute the soup after cooking depending on the size of your slow cooker.
Most Helpful

Claire, this soup ROCKS! Just ask Dh. I loved it, too. I can't believe the two of us ate that much soup! I ended up finishing this on the stovetop-seems my crockpot no longer works on low. It then finished in about 45 minutes. I used half chicken broth/half water and 1 cup of each of the split peas for half a recipe. Use 2 cups of yellow and 2 cups of green for the full recipe. I forgot to add the vinegar, but I don't think the soup needed it. Ten Stars!!

sugarpea January 22, 2004