Saturday, March 8, 2014

Scenes from my Pantry: Split Pea Soup with Ham

It is almost spring!  We have one last cool weather soup hurrah before winter is officially over.  In honor of hearty and comforting soups I bring to you.....Split Pea with Ham.



Split Pea Soup with Ham
Serves 6-8


Ingredients:
1-lb dried split peas, rinsed and drained
2- quarts vegetable or chicken broth
1 ham bone 
1 bay leaf
2 onions, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
A good pinch of dried thyme 
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 teaspoons vegetable or olive oil

Directions:
1.  Heat oil in a 4-quart pot.  Add chopped carrots, celery and onions. Sauté until softened (about 5 minutes).

2.  Add broth, split peas, ham bone, dried thyme, bay leaf, salt and black pepper.

3.  Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for approximately 1-1/12 hours.  Remove bone, cut-off meat, and return the ham to the soup.   Cook another 30 minutes or until tender.  Adjust seasonings to taste.  Discard bay leaf.  Ready to serve.

Enjoy!

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31 comments:

That Girl said...

I'm seeing soups everywhere right now. And it seems like just the right time for them as the weather transitions.

Lost In Utensils said...

One of my favourites-yum!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Delicious! I was just thinking about split pea soup with ham - I found some ham chunks in the freezer that would be great in the soup!

WizzyTheStick said...

A staple in our house and for good reason. It looks wonderful

David said...

Velva, Great looking split pea soup! My wife and I both love great split pea soup and she usually whips up a batch or two each winter...enough for 6 - 8 bowls each time. Love your pork roast even more. Pork is my favorite! As for Miami...too much traffic and hassle...but great attractions and lots of terrific restaurants! Mid-winter...it's hard to beat! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

~~louise~~ said...

I can't believe this entire winter I haven't made Split Pea Soup once! I LOVE pea soup and now that you have reminded me, Velva, I really need to make it before Spring begins!!! (although, spring pea soup is yummy too:) Thank you so much for the reminder, and sharing...

Leigh said...

What great timing. I just bought some split peas the other day!

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I think split pea soup might be my favorite of all. Love how you've enriched this with ham.
Sam

Chris said...

Split pea and ham is one of my favorite soups, I love the stuff. Hated peas as a kid but now creamed peas and this dish are two of my favorites. Oooo I've got a half pound of jowl bacon on hold, maybe I should make split pea and bacon.

Birdman said...

Split pea on a cold March Sunday? I have a great recipe too. But today, I'm pulling up a chair here.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Well heck, Winter is almost over and I never made ham and split pea soup. Must do so soon.

Debby Foodiewife said...

I could eat soup year round. This is one of my favorites. That chunk of ham is mouth watering. Happy Spring!

The JR said...

It makes me want to try it. I've never had split pea before.

Monet said...

Split pea soup is one of my favorites. This looks like a great way to say goodbye to winter and usher in Spring!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

One of my favorites!

Rambling Tart said...

Oh yum! Split pea soup with ham is one of my very favorite things to eat. :-)

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

YUM! Love a hearty soup like this one!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

a perfect soup for dinner. I love it with a big slice of cornbread

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I have some split peas that have been sitting around for quite a while, and your post convinced me it's obviously time to make soup! :)

Ann Jones said...

Split pea soup is one of my favorites, this looks perfect for the cold weather we are supposed to have in the next couple of days!

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Angie Schneider said...

A favourite of mine too, Velva. The soup looks hearty and delicious.

Catherine said...

Dear Velva, A beautiful, hearty and healthy soup. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

kitchen flavours said...

This looks delicious!

Tina said...

I am with Louise, I haven't made this all winter. I am a slacker!! Looks so comforting.

Kari Lindsay said...

Split pea soup is a fave in our house hold, this one looks delish!

Bill said...

I always save ham bones for split pea soup. It's a perfect marriage! I love your version and it makes me want to go buy a ham so I'll have to bone to make this soup! Great post, Velva! :-)

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love pea soup, but I need to find a good veggie alternative for ham, so I can see what everyone is raving about since all my friends think it's much better with ham in!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

In Australia it's always called pea and ham soup but I was raised calling it split pea soup. People look at me funny when I call it that. Your soup is calling me - my god that looks good.

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