Pressure Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup
photo by Monica S.
- Ready In:
- 1 lb dried split peas
- 8 cups water
- 1 small ham bone or 1 lb ham, chunks
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried thyme
- sherry wine (optional)
- Fill pressure cooker with water and other ingredients, except Sherry.
- Make sure the pot is no more than half full.
- Put lid on cooker, place rocker (if model has one) on vent pipe and bring to high pressure.
- When at correct pressure start timing for 20 min.
- Let cooker release steam naturally.
- If using a pork bone, remove and pull all meat off and add to soup.
- Adjust salt to suit your taste at this point.
- Serve with a splash of Sherry if you wish.
- Note: You can start this recipe with frozen pork hock by first covering bone with 8 cups water and pressure cook as directed above for about 30 min.
- then cold water release pressure and add all other ingredients.
- Replace lid, bring to pressure and time for 10 more min.
- and let pressure naturally drop.
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There’s nothing to dislike about pea and ham soup. My only inputs (these apply to my taste buds) I find you really need at least 25 minutes to have the meat nice and tender. Doesn’t hurt to sweat off the veges in the slow cooker uncovered first in some butter. Some chicken stock in place of 500ml of the water goes well. I believe adding the pepper early is important - you have to add it anyway, and it’s an under rated component of this dish. Salt is maybe different - you won’t need much but hey, I like salt and I know I’ll be adding some so I add a little at the start and top up later if needed. Finally - let it sit for a day to let the flavours develop.
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I am a stay at home mom with 2 small boys, a husband, a dog, 2 horses, 8 chickens, 1 rooster, 2 pet finches, and 6 barn cats. Needless to say, I live on a small farm in PA. I love gardening organically and also enjoy canning and raising livestock to feed our family and members of our church. I try to cook wholesome meals that taste good. I also love to sew, but for now cooking seems to be something that I am able to focus my creativity on.