Split Pea Soup with Ham
Split Pea Soup with Ham is such a wonderful Sunday dinner....and Monday lunch....with plenty left for the freezer for a cool winter night.
Recipe type: Soup
  • 1 ham bone, preferably with some ham still attached
  • 4 cups dried split peas
  • water
  • 1 onion, fine diced
  • 4-5 stalks of celery, fine diced
  • 4-5 carrots, fine diced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Place dried split peas in a large bowl, cover with water and soak overnight.
  2. Place ham bone in a 7 Qt. Dutch Oven and fill pot with water. Simmer bone for 2-3 hours, skimming off foam as needed.
  3. Remove ham bone and pick off any good meat. Reserve for finished soup.
  4. Strain ham broth at least twice through a fine mesh strainer. Return broth to Dutch Oven.
  5. Drain and rinse soaked split peas and add to broth; simmer over low heat for 2-3 hours until peas softened and melt into broth. Stir often and skim off foam as needed.
  6. In a large skillet, saute diced vegetables until just tender, then add garlic and saute 2-3 additional minutes, season with salt & pepper.
  7. Serve finished soup hot, seasoned with salt & pepper, with a spoonful of warm veggies and ham pieces, and a hunk of crusty bread.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at http://www.lemonythyme.com/split-pea-soup-with-ham/