Wonderfully flavored soup that I let slow simmer for most of the day. We really prefer the peas broken down into a thick soup and I used a smoked ham hock. This made a great old fashioned pea soup that was much enjoyed. Thanks for posting Jackie :D
Oh, yeah ~ Definitely a winning recipe! I don't usually take this much time to prepare a soup, but with recipes like this one, it's certainly worth all the effort! For this one, I had to badger the meat man for just the right ham bone, but now that I have this recipe on hand, I'll be even better prepared the next time I find myself with such a bone left over from a holiday dinner! Certainly worth scheduling on the menu! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
This is pretty much how I make my split pea soup except........I add one can of evaporated milk at the end of the cooking and just heat through. Try it, you will like it.
I've had split pea soup in the past in the restaurants, but it was never something I enjoyed much. I just assumed I did not like split pea. But, I wasn't sure about that since I've never made the soup. So, when I bought honey baked ham and did not want to just throw away the bone, I decided I'm going to try making split pea soup. So glad I did. What a wonderful taste experience. Now, I'm a converted split pea soup lover! Thank you JackieO for posting this recipe.