Split Pea and Ham Soup II

Split Pea and Ham Soup II

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"I am fifty years old, and I picked this recipe up watching my mother make it when I war young, and I'm sure she learned it from her mother. It's a great Split Pea soup recipe for the frugal. Serve with crusty French bread for dunking, a sprinkle of pepper and a pat of butter on the top of the soup."
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Ingredients

1 d 20 m servings 348 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 694 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place the ham bone in a large pot over high heat. Add water to cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer overnight. Allow to cool and clean the stock, discarding the bone, excess fat, and any cartilage. Return any good ham meat to the pot and bring back to a boil.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and ground black pepper and allow to simmer for 1 hour. Then pour in the split peas and the carrots and allow to simmer for at least 1 more hour to allow the peas to break down. Stir together well and season to taste.

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Most helpful positive review

Super good base recipe. I cook my leftover hambone (with meat attached) in a crock pot (with water to cover) on low overnight. Of course I add bay leaves, onion, garlic cloves, rosemary, etc. fo...

Most helpful critical review

Simmering overnight makes for a rich stock but don't forget to simmer with chopped onion, carrots and celery, discarding them upon straining the stock. Next time I plan to use about half the am...

Super good base recipe. I cook my leftover hambone (with meat attached) in a crock pot (with water to cover) on low overnight. Of course I add bay leaves, onion, garlic cloves, rosemary, etc. fo...

I put my ham bone in my 7 quart crock pot right after supper and simmered it over night. I added everything else in the morning except the peas and also added some basil oregano and thyme as wel...

Simmering overnight makes for a rich stock but don't forget to simmer with chopped onion, carrots and celery, discarding them upon straining the stock. Next time I plan to use about half the am...

I added about 2 cups of cubed potatoes to this recipe. I put them in the pot about 30 minutes before it was completely done. They were cooked just right and were an excellent addition to the r...

I had lots of broth when I cooked the bone and ham, so I used 2 20-oz packages of split peas, 2 onions and 2 carrots (that was about a cup of carrots). I sautéed the onion and carrots together i...

This was by far the best split pea soup I've ever made! I followed the recipe to the letter, which I never do, and I wouldn't change a thing!

I like my soup a little thicker, so I added an extra half bag of peas, and also added 2 diced potatoes 15 min after the carrots. Reduce the pepper to one teaspoon and this is still quite peppery...

Great done in crock pot!

This recipe has been updated to include 1 cup chopped carrots in the ingredient list.