Monday, December 31, 2012

Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is delicious and easy to make.  The advantage of using split peas is that they cook more quickly than regular peas.  Here is a recipe that serves three to four:

one cup dried split peas
eight cups water
1 pound sliced ham
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
one carrot, chopped

In a large pot, cover the peas and soak overnight.    Add the onion, salt and pepper.  Cover and simmer for one hour.  Stir occasionally.  Add the carrots and simmer for another 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender.

You may also wish to add spareribs.  This is an excellent soup for all seasons, but I especially enjoy it in winter.  Enjoy!

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