Ham And Split Pea Soup
|Meaty ham bone||2 Pound|
|Dried green split peas||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Onions||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Celery||1 Cup (16 tbs), cubed|
|Carrots||1 Cup (16 tbs), grated|
Cover ham bone and bay leaf with water.
Simmer for 2 to 254 hours.
Remove bone and strain liquid.
Remove lean meat from bone; set aside.
Remove fat from surface of liquid.
Heat liquid; add enough water to make 2 1/2 qt. (2 1/2 L).
Add peas; simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to stand 1 hour.
Add onions, celery, carrots, and lean pieces of ham.
Add salt and pepper.
Simmer for 40 minutes.