With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Home Style Split Pea Soup

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Home Style Split Pea Soup

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.

1 meaty ham bone
3 leaks of 1 medium onion, slivered or chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 stalks thinly sliced celery stalks, leaves included
1 lb. dry yellow or green split peas, rinsed and drained (I used 1/2 yellow and 1/2 green peas this time)
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, 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.
Yields 8 servings
40 plus inches so far this winter and this new storm could drop another 6-10 inches.
What's happening in your neck of the woods?


Maryann said...

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

Snap said...

I had split pea soup last week. One of my favorites! Yummy!

Cindy said...

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!

Blackberry Lane said...

I've never tasted split pea soup. Yours looks delish; thanks for the recipe.

Even GA has snow/ice today.
Stay safe and warm.

Ann said...

That soup looks so good but I can't stand peas :)
Our snowfall for this season is over 104" so far

Sue said...

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!

SarahGeorge said...

The soup will be perfect for a weather like this. Beautiful snow picture :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks and sounds so good! I'm sure it's delish in the midst of all the cold weather.


EMMA said...

My boys loved this - said it was the best soup ever!! - I think I agree with them!


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