Split Pea Soup

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Split Pea Soup

With a leftover ham bone, make sure there’s plenty of meat left on the bone for the soup. Instead of of using a ham bone try making this Split Pea Soup with a smoked pork butt. Don’t forget the croutons. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

Serves 4 to 6 people

  • 1 pound dried split peas

  • 2 Tbls of vegetable oil

  • 1 Tbls of butter

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced

  • 3 carrots, diced

  • 3 stalks of celery, diced

  • 1 leftover ham bone with meat

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 tsp of dried thyme

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

  • 8 cups of water

  • 1 package of plain or garlic croutons.

PREPARATION

  1. Place the peas in a colander and rinse under cold water.

  2. In a large pot, sauté the garlic, onions, carrots and celery in the oil for 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add the ham bone, split peas, bay leaves, thyme and water.

  4. Bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce the heat and simmer covered for 1 hour and 15 minutes until the ham on the bone is tender and the peas are falling apart.

  6. Stir during this time.

  7. Remove the ham bone and bay leaves from the pot.

  8. Pick off all the meat from the bones and place the meat back in the pot.

  9. Season with salt and pepper.

  10. Serve with croutons