Recipe: Split Pea & Ham Soup

There’s no better way to kill the chill of winter than a hearty bowl of this classic with a buttered wedge of artisan bread or, better yet, bannock. This surprisingly simple and frugal recipe will soon see you saving every ham bone you can get your hands on.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • 1 pound ham bone
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, saute onions in oil. Add the split peas, ham bone, and enough water to cover ingredients; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover, and cook until there are no peas left, just a green liquid, 2 hours. While it is cooking, check to see if water has evaporated. You may need to add more water as the soup continues to cook.
  3. Once the soup is a green liquid remove from heat, and let stand so it will thicken. Once thickened you may need to heat through to serve.

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