Hillbilly Split Pea Soup
"Winter days and soups just go together!"Serves 8-10 | Prep Time 5 min | Cook Time 1 hour
Why I Love This Recipe
i never thought I would like pea soup, until I went to Pea Soup Andersons...it was yummy and I just had to make my version of their soup. After many tries this one is very close and Delicious!
Ingredients You'll Need
2 medium yellow onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 C. diced carrot
2 tablespoons bacon drippings, butter, or margarine
2 tablespoons of butter to go in the pot.
1 tablespoon sugar
1 ham hock or left over ham bone with some ham still on bone
1 pound yellow split peas, washed and sorted
1 C. milk
3 quarts water
Stir-fry onions in drippings 5 to 8 minutes in a large saucepan over moderate heat until pale golden. . Add remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Be sure to rinse the peas and check for rocks. i like to take half of the soup and blend in a blender, so the soup is creamery. Add it back into the rest of the soup and take out the bone and give it to the dog.
Pairs Well With
Crusty Bread for dipping