Sounds good and economical too! Be careful not to salt the soup too soon; because ham hocks are so salty, the soup may not need any added salt. And of course, I would add some minced garlic as well. One reviewer from the other site suggested adding some mustard into the stock. (to taste?) Also, her Swedish grandmother mashed 2/3 of the peas only and a third left alone for some texture. From Food Network, Emeril Lagasse, 2004. Posted for ZWT 2010.