Andersen's Split Pea Soup (Copycat)

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pot
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 -3
    meaty ham hocks
  • 2
    quarts water
  • 2
    cups split peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 1
    stalk celery, chopped
  • 1
    large carrot, chopped
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 14
    teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1
    pinch cayenne (I use a little more..personal taste)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add above ingredients in large pot.
  • Boil hard for 20 minutes then simmer until peas are tender, about another 25-20 minute.
  • Take ham hocks out and set aside to cool.
  • Strain soup through fine sieve.
  • Take meat off ham hocks and add back to soup. Reheat and enjoy.
  • Makes 8 bowls of yummy soup.
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