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Split Pea Soup

January 26, 2010

Ten Days of Soup!  ~ Sean ~

Earlier in the week I told you about these big ol’ hams they were selling for $.99/lb and that I picked up a nice one of 22 lbs. and put it in the freezer future use. Now we’re a family of four in a new town with no family, so what in the heck are we going to do with a 22 lb ham? Remember Forest Gump, well just replace shrimp with ham. And boy do the kids love the ham. First I carved out the bones and used them in a double batch of Black Eyed Pea Soup for a get together at our new neighbors on New Year’s Day. Then it was ham and cheese sandwiches, er paninis, in our new panini maker. Ham and scrambled eggs for breakfast today. Then another double batch of Black Eyed Pea Soup and a batch of Split Pea Soup today. Even our 5.5 lb Shi Tzu is a beneficiary of the ham extravaganza, he’s working on the bones. Well, at this point, we’re about half way done with the ham, no kidding. I’m thinking some ham fried rice for dinner tomorrow.

Other soups you might enjoy:
Cauliflower Soup        Grilled Gazspacho
New Mexico Red Chile Posole        Corn Chowder
Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Chicken
Yellow Lentil Curry        Chicken Wild Rice Broccoli
Black Eyed Pea         Pepperoni       Mushroom Bisque

 

Split Pea Soup

Ingredients

     1 (16 ounce) package dried split peas, rinsed
     2 cups diced ham
     3 carrots, peeled and sliced
     1 medium onion, chopped
     2 stalks celery, plus leaves, chopped
     2 garlic cloves, minced
     1 bay leaf
     1 tablespoon seasoning salt
     1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper
     1 1/2 quarts hot water or chicken stock

Directions

Layer ingredients in crockpot.

Pour in water, so don’t stir.

Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.

Remove Bay leaf.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2010 9:12 am

    Would you believe I have never had split pea soup? I know, it’s a shame. I’m going to remedy that this weekend by making this recipe!

  2. foododelmundo permalink*
    January 26, 2010 10:35 am

    Patty used to smother us in split pea soup after Easter – I guess you’ve taken on the family tradition; I feel for you Wanda, Emma & Gannon! I haven’t had it for more than 20 years – I guess it’s time to get over my phobia! ~Mary

  3. January 26, 2010 4:39 pm

    This looks great! I LOVE split pea soup, and the crockpot version looks super easy to do. Bonus.

  4. Sean permalink
    January 26, 2010 9:43 pm

    Easy (green) peasy lemon squeazy (not exactly the way I learned it growing up but we’re much more PC today). Was that my pic (of the soup not the dog, he’s not so easy to photograph)? Dang, pretty good if I do say so myself. 😉
    So, this was a while back and guess what, the local store had hams on sale for, you guessed it, $.99/lb last weekend. This time they were in the 10 lb. size so I got two and threw ’em in the chest freezer along with the other great deals we’ve recently picked up.

  5. Pat permalink
    January 26, 2010 10:20 pm

    Cute picture of Maverick! Can he even drag that big bone?
    I see you’re discovering some of the wonderful markets in Seattle!
    Crock pot soup sounds great!

  6. January 27, 2010 2:22 am

    Really nice soup and the color is beautiful. It definitely needs some ham. I just remembered now, I do have some smoked ham in the freezer. Better make this soon.

  7. Mary in AZ permalink
    January 26, 2011 3:33 pm

    Made this last night. Thanks for the great (and incredibly easy!) recipe. We all enjoyed it.

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