Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ham Soup

This is a basic split pea soup recipe but my 5 year old hates peas so I called it ham soup and he was sold - he ate 3 bowls!

1+lb ham steak w/ bone, diced and bone reserved
2 pounds dried green split peas
6-8 quarts of water or broth
1 large onion, chopped
3 large carrots, diced
3 stalks of celery, diced
2 medium potatoes, diced
bay leaf
fresh ground pepper
olive oil

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large stock pot. Add diced ham and cook until hot through and getting a little brown. Add onions, stir and cook while chopping carrots and celery. Add all vegetables and stir. After veggies have cooked for a few minutes add broth/water and peas. Add bay leaf and pepper. If using water add a little salt too. Cook on med-high until bubbly, reduce to simmer, cover but vent the lid. Cook 30-45 minutes or until the peas fall apart, stirring occasionally. Season with salt & pepper.

1 comment:

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

I'm the only one in my family that likes peas and I LOVE split pea soup! If I make it I have to freeze most of it for later because I'm the only eater!

Thanks for following up with the pork roast permission. It's on the blog now and I had forgotten about it. Sounds like something I need to make again soon! (Once I get a new oven... but that's another story!)

I'm going to add you to my blogroll on both blogs. Thanks again !