Pick over split peas and wash thoroughly. Peel and chop potatoes, carrots, celery and onion. Chop ham (or use a cooked ham bone) and add everything to a large pot along with 10-12 cups water. Add sugar, garlic and black pepper and any other seasonings that you might enjoy like dried parsley.
Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer.
Allow to simmer, stirring every 15 minutes or so, until all the vegetables are tender. (This will take about an hour or slightly more for the peas to cook). Remove from heat and with a potato masher, mash up all the solid bits as much as possible. It need not be as smooth as most green pea soups, but it should be nice and thick.
Salt can now be added sparingly.
I never add salt to any dried beans or peas until they are done as it hinders the tendering of them. The little bit of sugar aids in tendering. This is true of all dried beans and peas.
This is a rich and very hearty soup and is especially good for an evening meal when you need comfort food. I serve it with a thick slice of crusty homemade bread and butter. Very filling.
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Source: Trial and error (sometimes are the best teachers).
By Julia from Boca Raton, FL
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This simple split pea soup recipe is full of flavor and quick to make!
Not just a recipe for mothers! This can be cooked in the slow cooker as I always do, or conventionally. This recipe has several variations, too.
Cheap, easy and super-delicious! A real child-pleaser in our house.
This is so good! It is made with frozen peas, not dried, for a real change of pace. It is quick and easy to make.
Really good pea soup!
This is the best and most frugal split pea soup recipe I know how to make. You can use yellow or green split peas.
Love the ham in this hearty soup! Great for cold weather evenings!
Place split peas, water, ham bone, shallots, carrots, celery leaves, bay leaf, salt, garlic, and pepper into a large pot. Heat to almost boiling.
Serve over rice, or alone. Stir in plain yogurt for creamy soup, or place dollop yogurt on top to serve and sprinkle with dill weed.
Split pea soup is a great meal on a cold day. Make this recipe by following the steps in this video.
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Can I have watered down, split pea soup on a liquid diet?
It depends on if you were ordered a clear liquid, which is anything that you can read through, or full liquid, which is anything that is liquid when it is at room temperature. This includes ice cream and sherbert.
Just to clarify that -- split pea soup would be okay for a liquid diet, but not for clear liquid. Clear liquids don't even include milk or coffee, but do include jello and chicken broth or beef broth, with nothing but the broth.
The next time you braise meat, don't throw the leftover braising liquid away. Use the braising liquid to make this pea soup recipe instead.
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In a Dutch oven combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; partially cover and simmer 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.