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.
I loved this soup. It was full of flavor and will definately be my split pea soup recipe. The only thing I changed was the cooking method. Instead of a crop pot, I cooked it in a pot, first bringing everything to a full boil then I reduced the temperature to med-low, covered, and let simmer for just a little over two hours. Thank you for sharing!
My husband grew up on this recipe and now we both love it! I use cubed ham as well instead of the hock.
Wonderful! Cubed a chunk of ham (about 2 cups) instead of using a hock, and subbed oregano for marjoram. Thanks!
Really excellent! I added a vegetable bouillon cube to the liquid for a bit more flavor. Freezes well, too.
This was a lovely soup. I was not able to cook in a crock pot, so I simmered away on the stove. Consequently, I had to turn off the soup when the split peas became soft, remove the ham hocks to another pan, add some chicken stock & water, and simmer those until they started to fall off the bone. Then I added it all back to the soup. Still, it tasted wonderful!
I really enjoyed this soup. Put it in the crock before attending a football game and came home to a heavenly aroma and soup awesome soup! Only difference is that my ham hock was a lot more than 1.5 lbs, so mine is pretty "hammy". Which is certainly ok with my family. Sooo easy to make. It's already in my keeper file. Thanks Hazeleyes!
Very good--reminds me of the split pea soup we used to eat back home. I love being able to make it in the crockpot. Thank you for this recipe!