Friday, February 17, 2012

Soup's On...with Paula #3





Old Fashioned Split Pea Soup



1 ham bone and leftover chopped ham
6-8 C of water
1 lb split yellow peas
1 chopped onion
4 carrots chopped
Pepper to taste
Chopped chives as garnish


I always make this soup after I have baked a ham.  It is delicious, and one of my wintertime comfort foods. I start by putting 6-8 cups of water in my big iron soup pot.  In goes the ham bone, about a pound of split yellow peas, and a chopped onion.  This is brought to a boil and then simmered for as long as I have.  If I do this after supper, I am liable to simmer it for the evening and then do the rest the next day.  When I resume the process, I remove the bone, add several chopped carrots, (some people add cubed potato as well) and pick off the leftover ham from the cooled bone.  I like lots of ham in mine, so if there isn't much left on the bone, I always hope there is some leftover from the meal and chop it up to add.  This is simmered again just until the carrots are softened some.  I don't usually add salt, as the ham is salty enough, but I will add pepper, and a bit of chives to serve.  

Enjoy!

See you next Friday

Paula

11 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. Great recipe :) Thanks
    Pati

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  2. I wish I had a big bowl of this soup right now. I love split pea soup, either green splits or yellow, I made it after Christmas. Time for another pot, I think! xo

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  3. It's been such a warm winter that I haven't filled my seasonal soup quota. Boy, I could sure go for a big bowl of this soup right now. Have a great weekend.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  4. One of my favourite soups - used to make it for lunch on family ski days.
    Yesterday I made a curried lentil to serve to friends for lunch today. Yum.

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  5. Looks and sounds soo YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a great day !

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  7. This is one of the J's favorites. Looks delicious.

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  8. This looks soooo delicious! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back next Saturday! -The Sisters

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  10. Thanks for linking this in. Cheers

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