Friday, June 12, 2009
If you follow this blog, I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that I had some split peas on hand that needed to be used up. (No, not opened peas... just a bag or so extra!) This is my very basic split pea soup recipe that both my husband and I love.
Rinse entire bag of peas and put into a pot with:
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
1 ham bone
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Remove ham bone; cut meat from bone and put the meat back into the broth.
1/2 cup chopped carrots (these need to be either diced or parboiled since mine always end up a tad too crunchy)
1/2 cup diced potatoes (do not need to be parboiled)
1/2 cup chopped onion
salt and pepper to taste
Simmer for another 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.