Smithfield Ham & Split Pea Soup

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb Smithfield Ham (in pieces is fine)
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 1
    gallon water
  • 2
    lbs dried split peas
  • 3
    large carrots, peeled and chopped fine

DIRECTIONS

  • Separate fat from the ham meat. Set meat aside.
  • In a heavy large soup pot, fry the ham fat. When crisp, discard the solids.
  • Fry the chopped onion in the fat.
  • Add the reserved lean ham meat pieces and saute until meat is heated through and slightly browned.
  • Add the water, dried split peas, carrots, and celery (center portion with leaves, chopped fine).
  • Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook slowly, about 1 1/2 hours until peas are mushy. (Do not puree.).
  • Serve with good, crusty bread and enjoy!