Friday, February 17, 2012

Soup's On...with Paula #3

Old Fashioned Split Pea Soup

1 ham bone and leftover chopped ham
6-8 C of water
1 lb split yellow peas
1 chopped onion
4 carrots chopped
Pepper to taste
Chopped chives as garnish

I always make this soup after I have baked a ham.  It is delicious, and one of my wintertime comfort foods. I start by putting 6-8 cups of water in my big iron soup pot.  In goes the ham bone, about a pound of split yellow peas, and a chopped onion.  This is brought to a boil and then simmered for as long as I have.  If I do this after supper, I am liable to simmer it for the evening and then do the rest the next day.  When I resume the process, I remove the bone, add several chopped carrots, (some people add cubed potato as well) and pick off the leftover ham from the cooled bone.  I like lots of ham in mine, so if there isn't much left on the bone, I always hope there is some leftover from the meal and chop it up to add.  This is simmered again just until the carrots are softened some.  I don't usually add salt, as the ham is salty enough, but I will add pepper, and a bit of chives to serve.  


See you next Friday



  1. Looks delicious. Great recipe :) Thanks

  2. I wish I had a big bowl of this soup right now. I love split pea soup, either green splits or yellow, I made it after Christmas. Time for another pot, I think! xo

  3. It's been such a warm winter that I haven't filled my seasonal soup quota. Boy, I could sure go for a big bowl of this soup right now. Have a great weekend.


  4. One of my favourite soups - used to make it for lunch on family ski days.
    Yesterday I made a curried lentil to serve to friends for lunch today. Yum.

  5. Looks and sounds soo YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a great day !

  6. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

  7. This is one of the J's favorites. Looks delicious.

  8. This looks soooo delicious! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back next Saturday! -The Sisters

  9. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about ham. So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  10. Thanks for linking this in. Cheers


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