French Canadian Split Pea Soup

Too few ratings

Summer

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
20
min.
Preparation
120
min.
Baking
10
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
2½ cups yellow split peas
Ham bone
Carrots diced
½ Spanish onion diced
5 stalks celery diced
2 tsp Dried thyme or fresh
2 tsp Dried basil or fresh
bay leaves
3 cloves Garlic minced
Salt & Pepper (your taste)
8 cups Water or chicken broth
A pinch of cayenne
  • Step 1/7

    Place split peas, ham bone (with leftover meat on it), onion, celery, carrots, garlic, thyme, basil, bay leaves, cayenne and water or broth in a large heavy pot.

  • Step 2/7

    Bring to a boil skimming off any foam with a spoon.

  • Step 3/7

    Reduce heat to simmer and place a lid on your pot.

  • Step 4/7

    Make sure the lid is slightly ajar to allow a little steam to escape. Stir occasionally.

  • Step 5/7

    When peas are soft and soup is thick, about 2-1/2 hours, remove from heat.

  • Step 6/7

    Remove ham bone from the soup; strip any meat from bone, chop it and return to the soup. Discard bone.

  • Step 7/7

    Enjoy ~

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