Split Pea Soup
Source of Recipe
Just made this today 10/10/03 and it is to die for!!!!!
8 cups water
1 pound dried split peas (about 2-1/4 cups)
1 to 2 lb smoked ham
1 med onion
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 or 3 carrots chopped
2 or 3 stalks celery chopped
Heat water and peas to boiling. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat
and cover. Let sit for 1 hour.
Add ham (whole), onion, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until peas are
tender, about 1 hour.
Remove ham and trim meat from bone. (I usually use 1 lb boneless smoked ham)
Cut ham to 1/2 inch pieces. Stir ham, carrots, and celery into soup. Cover
and simmer until veggies are tender, about 45 minutes.