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Split Pea Soup with Ham

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Split Pea Soup with Ham
A delicious split pea soup recipe, with ham.


  • 2 cups dried split peas
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 1/4 pound Salt pork, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup celery leaves and stalks, chopped


Soak the peas overnight in the 6 cups of cold water. Drain and put in a heavy soup kettle with the ham bone, salt pork and 10 cups of water. Cover and simmer 2 hours, then add the onions and celery. Simmer about 1 hour longer, adding another cup of water if soup dries out too much. Remove ham from bone and dice. If desired, remove the salt pork. Put the soup through a strainer, blender or food processor. Blend with ham or add ham back into soup after blending. I like to blend or mash part of my pea soup and leave some texture. If the soup not thick enough, add 1/2 cup of light cream.
Serves 6

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 5 out of 5
The best, Member johnny1776

I have been making split pea soup for years. its really hard to mess up, just dont spice it up. it tastes perfect in its natural state. salt is in the ham. dont forget the bay leaf.

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