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Split Pea Soup

No recipe image available.Savory, creamy split pea soup with bits of ham.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 pound split green peas
4 ounces ham, chopped
1 onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 celery rib, chopped
1/4 heavy cup cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan cover the split peas with cold water. Cook the peas for 5 minutes on low heat. Remove from the heat and cover the saucepan. Let stand for 1/2 hour.
  2. Add chopped ham, sliced onion, salt, white pepper, bay leaf, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce the heat, and allow to simmer for about 1 hour, or until the peas are soft; stirring occasionally.
  3. Add chopped celery rib and cream; stir well. Simmer for another 1/2 hour.

Makes 6 servings.