Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs
Our family loves this soup. My mother used to make this, as did my DH's mother, using a similar recipe. We like to serve cornbread with this soup...yum!
- 1 lb dried split peas
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 1⁄2 cups diced carrots
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ham hocks
- Put all ingredients and 6 1/2 cups water in a 5 1/2-quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on high for 6 hours, or low for 12 hours until peas are very soft and fall apart.
- Remove ham.
- When cool enough to handle, cut meat off the bone, dice and return to soup.
As described, the soup was quite bland. I added: cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, rosemary, and sage. Much better! I made it on the stove and it was ready after about 1 hour of simmering.
Hubby and I had a beautiful spiral ham on the bone,so we didnt use hamhocks,didnt have marjoram so we had to skip it this time,we doubled this recipe using half water and half chicken stock brought it all up to a boil on stovetop and then turned it down to a low simmer for 4 hours exactly,we also added a good tablespoon of minced garlic at the begining of simmering,this is one of those recipes where simplicity is purely the best!! This pea soup came out SPECTACULAR!! Hubby,my visiting Mom and I had it for supper last night and for lunch today,We all enjoyed it tremendously,this was quite easy to prepare,the flavor & thickness was pure perfection and simply delicious!!! Super YUMMYYYYY pea soup!!!! Thanks for posting it!!! Debbie :)
This is my husband's favorite version of Split Pea we have ever found. He prefers it to his mother's even! My kids say, "Mmmmm" with each bite. We love the thickness of it. Typically we use the yellow split peas in our home. Turns out delicious every time. THANKS for a great recipe we return to often following the holidays to use up our leftover ham bone.