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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Split Pea and Ham Soup
Ingredients:
• 1 medium chopped onion
• 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
• 1 pound dried split peas
• 2 pound ham bone
• 3 cloves garlic chopped
• 1 bay leaf
• 3 medium potatoes, diced
• 3 carrots, diced
• sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:
1. In a medium pot, saute onions in oil.

2. Add the split peas, bay leaf, garlic, ham bone, and enough water to cover ingredients; season with salt and pepper.

3. Cover, and cook a couple of hours on low, until there are no peas left, just a green liquid. While it is cooking, check to see if water has evaporated. You may need to add more water as the soup continues to cook.

4. After about 2 hours remove the ham bone and set aside to cool. Add the carrots & potatoes and continuing cooking for about 25 minutes more.

5. If needed: Add ½ cup of cornstarch to ¾ cup of milk- mix well and add to pot to thicken soup.

6. Once the soup is a green liquid remove from heat, and let stand so it will thicken.

7. Cut up whatever ham is left from bone and leftovers, and add to pot.

8. Make Biscuits

Servings: 8

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