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Apr 7, 2013

PEA SOUP - LOVE IT OR HATE IT

Pea soup is one of those things that people either seem to love or hate. Me? I love it. Whenever I cook a ham my taste buds start to do the happy dance because they know that the next step is Pea Soup. I am the only one in the house that likes it. More for me

PEA SOUP 
Ham bone
2 cups dried green peas, washed
1 large onion
2 diced carrots
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 
lots of black pepper

  1. Wash and drain the green peas making sure to pick out any little pebbles that may be in there. I have never found one but "they" say there could be some.
  2. Saute onions and carrots in a bit of olive oil until slightly softened in a large pot
  3. Place ham bone, peas, bay leaf, thyme and pepper in the pot and cover with water
  4. Cover and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 to 2 hours. 
  5. Remove ham bone, any large pieces of meat and any fat. 
  6. Discard bone and fat and add the meat pieces back into the pot.   
  7. Add salt if needed but it probably won't due to the salt in the ham. 
  8. If you put this in the fridge for another day it will get really thick but should loosen up again when heated. If not thin enough for your liking then add a little water to it and heat through.           

6 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I'll make a ham on the bone JUST to be able to make the pea soup afterwards. We all love it. I make mine almost like yours, but I thicken it with a roux of butter, flour and half and half. YUM!

Keetha Broyles said...

I love, love LOVE it too. But FH won't even taste it, which is really silly since he LOVES a pot of beans cooked with a ham bone, and that's a very similar flavor.

It's just the color - - - he won't even TRY to get past it.

But as for me??? YUMMY

Jackie said...

We have the same tastes!
I LOVE split pea soup. MMMmmm...mmmm.
After that ham has been almost devoured, what a treat to cook the bone and the remains with the peas.
Making my mouth water, girl!!!
Hugs,
J.

Katherine Wolak said...

That sounds absolutely deliciouuuuuus!

Hugs,

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love pea soup and dried peas are a pantry staple here! Your soup sounds good, I like the addition of the herbs:@)

Peg said...

I agree - pea soup is one of the best. Thanks for the recipe!

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