Hillbilly Split Pea Soup
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Preparation Time: 5 min
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. 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.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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!