HAM AND SPLIT PEA SOUP
CATEGORIES
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
  1. In a large saucepan combine first 7 ingredients.
  2. Simmer covered for 1 hour.
  3. Stir in celery and carrots.
  4. Continue simmering covered for 1/2 to 1 hour or until peas are tender and soup thickens.
  5. Remove peppercorns (if you used them instead of ground pepper) and ham shank; cut meat from bone and return to soup.
  6. Heat through.
  7. Marlene
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I have used this recipe for many years. It is so simple to make. Just needs stirring once it is prepared for cooking.