Recipe: Tasty Split Pea Soup

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Split Pea Soup.

Split Pea Soup You can cook Split Pea Soup using 11 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Split Pea Soup

  1. You need 1 lb of dried split peas.
  2. You need 1 of meaty ham hock with bone.
  3. You need 2-4 strips of Bacon and bacon grease.
  4. Prepare 1 TBS of Chicken drippings or chicken bouillon.
  5. Prepare 1 cup of sliced carrots.
  6. It's 3 stalks of chopped celery.
  7. It's 1 of medium sweet onion chopped.
  8. You need 1/2 cup of cream.
  9. Prepare 2 TBS of butter.
  10. Prepare to taste of salt and pepper.
  11. You need 8 cups of water.

Split Pea Soup step by step

  1. Sort through peas, clean them of any debris..
  2. Put peas and ham in large pan cover with 8 cups of water..
  3. Add onion.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Turn down to simmer and cover. Simmering for about 1 1/2 hours. Stirring frequently..
  6. Remove ham bone cut ham from bone and dice putting both both and meat back into the pot..
  7. Fry bacon, add grease to pot put bacon aside to crumble into soup later..
  8. Add carrot and celery. Simmer another 30 minutes..
  9. Add butter, cream and bacon crumbles. Stirring well add salt and pepper to taste. About 1 to 1 1/2 tsp each. I use less salt and let it be salted to taste by each person. Simmer another half hour stirring frequently and serve..