HAM AND SPLIT PEA SOUP

 

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz. pkg (2 cups) dried split peas
  • 2 lb. smoked ham shank
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. basil leaves
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 6 peppercorns (I used about 1/8 tsp. pepper)
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) water
  • 2 medium stalks of celery, sliced
  • 1 med. carrot, sliced or chopped

Directions

  • In a large saucepan combine first 7 ingredients.
  • Simmer covered for 1 hour.
  • Stir in celery and carrots.
  • Continue simmering covered for 1/2 to 1 hour or until peas are tender and soup thickens.
  • Remove peppercorns (if you used them instead of ground pepper) and ham shank; cut meat from bone and return to soup.
  • Heat through.
  • Marlene

Notes

I have used this recipe for many years. It is so simple to make. Just needs stirring once it is prepared for cooking.

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