Mom's favorite Split Pea Soup


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Serves 10-12 | Prep Time 45 | Cook Time 120

Why I Love This Recipe

I'm convinced that the secret to this is the ham bone - it has to be a honeybaked. Something about the flavor in it just doesn't have any equal. This is one of my mom's absolute favorite soups


Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb green split peas
2 qts filtered water
1/4 c unsalted butter
2 medium yellow onions diced
2 medium ribs celery, chopped
2 medium carrots, diced
2 T roasted garlic
4 c homemade chicken stock
1/2 lb honeybaked ham
Honeybaked hambone
1/4 c minced parsley
2 c half and half
salt, pepper, and tabasco to taste
additional ham for garnish


Directions

Sort peas and rinse, then soak in 2 qts filtered water overnight


Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat


Add onions and saute until translucent, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, add roasted garlic


Add celery and carrots and cook another 10 minutes


Drain peas, add to pan


Stir in stock and bring to a boil


Add ham and hambone and parsley


Reduce heat, cover and simmer until peas are very tender, about 90 minutes


Remove ham and hambone from soup


When cool enough, remove ham from hambone and dice


Use immersion blender to puree about half of the soup


Return ham to soup, stir in half and half and heat thoroughly


Season to taste with salt, pepper, and tabasco


Garnish with julienned ham


Questions, Comments & Reviews


This soup is sooooo good!


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