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Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Judy Schmaltz

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb dried split peas (about 2 c)
8 c water
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 c)
1 c finely chopped celery
tsp pepper
1 ham bone or 2 lb ham shanks (instead, you can add 2 chicken bouillon cubes or 2T Chicken Better Than Bouillon - can add more for taste)
3 small carrots, cut into " slices (too much carrols make the soup too sweet)
Salt to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Heat peas and water to boiling in Dutch oven. Boil uncovered 2 minutes, remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.

Stir in onion, celery, & pepper. Add ham. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover & simmer about 1 hours or until peas are tender.

Remove any bones, (if using ham shanks, remove the ham from the bone. Trim excess fat form ham; cut ham tinto " pieces. Stir ham and carrots into soup. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until carrots are tender and soup is of desired consistency, about 30 minutes. Blend with blender if desired.(Immersion blender if you have one). NOTE: beware of using a stand blender since soup is very hot and will be difficult to blend without spilling up & over sides.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 servings (about 1 c ea)

 

 

 

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