Familyís Favorite Split Pea Soup
So easy, itís perfect when
itís cold outside.
1 lb dry split peas
2 qt. water
1 meaty ham bone
Salt to taste (1 to 2 teaspoons)
10 whole peppercorns or Ĺ teaspoon ground pepper
3 tbsp dry celery flakes
1 small or medium onion finely chopped
3 baby carrots finely shredded
1 bay leaf
Soak dried peas for at
least 2 hours (overnight is OK). Combine all ingredients in a crockpot.
Cook on low heat for about 10 hours or high heat for about 5 to 6 hours;
either way until peas have almost disintegrated. If you donít have a
crockpot, add all ingredients to a Dutch oven or large pot & cook on low or
very how heat 4 to 6 hours or until peas are mushy.
You may find that you need
to add more water or if you like, chicken broth. I recommend ďsalting to
tasteĒ only because you wonít know how salty the ham bone is until after it
is finished cooking.
Makes about 8 to 10
servings. Serve with croutons. Enjoy!