And today I am happy to have that ham bone available. Many of us across the country, are experiencing or expecting considerable snow, icy conditions or a wintry mix. A steaming bowl of split pea soup with crackers or toast is a welcome sight after shoveling or just trying to keep warm.
Preparing veggies for split pea soup
Difference between green and yellow split peas
Both green and yellow split peas have similar flavors, nutritional content and cooking time, though yellow split peas tend to have a milder flavor than their slightly sweeter, green counterparts. They are interchangeable and highly beneficial for your health. Dried, peeled and split seeds of Pisum sativum are high in fiber, protein, and various vitamins and minerals but low in fats. That is a lot of goodness in a bowl!
In a Dutch oven, combine ham bone, onions (or leeks), carrots, celery, split peas, water.
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Home Style Split Pea Soup
- 1 meaty ham bone
- 3 leaks or 1 medium onion, slivered or chopped
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, leaves included, chopped
- 1 lb. dry yellow or green split peas, rinsed and drained
- 2 qt. water
- 2 tsp dried tarragon leaves
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 Tbs. cider vinegar or cooking sherry
- sour cream or plain yogurt
In a Dutch oven, combine ham bone, onions or leeks, carrots, celery, split peas, water, tarragon, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Bring to boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally, until ham and peas are tender.
Remove ham bone. When cool, cut meat from bone and add to soup.
Stir in parsley and vinegar. Serve each serving with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt.
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My boys loved this – said it was the best soup ever!! – I think I agree with them!
Gypsy Heart says
Looks and sounds so good! I'm sure it's delish in the midst of all the cold weather.
The soup will be perfect for a weather like this. Beautiful snow picture 🙂
One of my favotite soups, thanks for sharing your recipe. It most certainly has been a tough winter for many, here in the south we have had below normal temps.had three snowfalls,sleet and freezing rain are falling tonight on top of 8 inches of snow, with power outages predicted, we simply don't have the equipment nor means to deal with this!
That soup looks so good but I can't stand peas 🙂
Our snowfall for this season is over 104" so far
Blackberry Lane says
I've never tasted split pea soup. Yours looks delish; thanks for the recipe.
Even GA has snow/ice today.
Stay safe and warm.
This is one of my favorite soups but no one else in my family likes it so I don't have it very often. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
It's been a harsh cold winter even along the coast. More snow than we have had in a decade, I think this next round is mainly going to miss us, they are telling us snow, ice, rain..in that order, sounds like a mess. Your food always looks so wonderful, keep warm