Old Fashioned Pea Soup
|Dry green split peas||1 Pound (2 1/4 Cups)|
|Meaty ham bone||1|
|Chopped onion||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Garlic salt||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Dried marjoram||1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed|
|Chopped celery||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped carrot||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
In a large saucepan, cover peas with 2 quarts water; soak overnight.
(Or, combine peas and water. Bring to boiling; boil gently 2 minutes; soak 1 hour.) Add ham bone, onion, garlic salt, marjoram, and pepper.
Bring to boiling; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours.
Remove bone and cut off meat.
Dice meat and return to soup with celery and carrot.
Cook slowly 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add salt to taste.