Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Split Pea Soup | Ham Pea Soup Recipe | French Canadian Pea Soup

Nothing warms the belly on a chilly day like a bowl of old fashion Pea Soup!

When I want comfort food I think of my Nana's Pea Soup.  My Nana made it the old fashion French Canadian way, using a ham bone.  This is a great soup to use up leftover ham after Easter, or a Sunday Dinner Ham or Ham Shoulder Bone for extra flavor.


Split Pea Soup Recipe

This pea soup can be made using either green or yellow peas.

Split Pea Soup Recipe

My Nana's French Canadian Split Pea Soup Recipe



Ingredients:

                1   (1 lb.) bag of split peas, rinsed well (green or yellow peas)
                1   meaty ham bone
                2   qts. water
                1   onion, coarsely chopped
                2   -3 carrots, pared (optional)
                2   -3 stalks of celery (optional)
                    pepper to taste
                 

  Preparation:

               Combine all ingredients in large pot.  Bring to a boil.
                Simmer slowly for 3-4 hours.  Discard any bones -
               leave chunks of ham.  Refrigerate.  Reheat and
               serve hot with additional pepper.  Croutons -
               optional.

If someone will give you a ham bone, return the favor with a pot of split pea soup!

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