Split Pea Soup

Recipe by Shannon 24
READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    cups water
  • 2 14
    cups dried split peas
  • 2
    lbs smoked ham, bone in
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper
  • 2
    medium carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or chopped)
  • 2
    medium celery ribs, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or chopped)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat water and peas to boiling in a dutch oven. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  • Stir ham, onion, salt and pepper in peas. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer until peas are tender, about an hour.
  • Skim fat if necessary.
  • Remove ham, trim fat and bone from ham. Cut ham into 1/2 inch pieces (or smaller). Stir ham, carrots and celery into soup. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Enjoy.
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