Spit Pea Soup

Grammy

Spit Pea Soup
Spit Pea Soup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    1# Pkg. (2-1/2 cups) Dried split peas

  • 1

    Quart cold water

  • 1

    Quart Low fat chicken broth

  • 1

    Ham Bone

  • 1

    Cup Diced Ham

  • 1

    Onion Diced

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon black pepper

  • 1

    Bay leaf

  • 3

    Stalks Celery - Diced

  • 3

    Carrots-sliced of diced

  • 1

    Potato - Diced

Directions

In large bowl, cover peas with 1 qt. cold water and soak overnight. If you need a faster method, simmer the peas gently for 2 min. and then soak for 1 hour. Once peas are soaked put them & liquid in a large stock pot. Add 1 qt. chicken broth, ham bone, onion, salt, pepper & bay leaf. Cover, bring to boil and then simmer for 1-1/2 hours. stirring occasionally. Remove bone; cut off meat, dice & return meat to soup. Add 1 cup chopped ham, celery, carrots and potatoes. Cook slowly, uncovered for 30-40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. If soup becomes too thick thin with chicken broth.

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