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Homemade Basic Split Pea Soup

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  Ham hock 1 1⁄2 Pound, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained (700 Gram)
  Water 1⁄4 Pint
  Dried split peas 1 Pound, soaked overnight and drained (500 Gram)
  Bay leaf 1
  Black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Celery stalks 2 , chopped
  Carrots 2 , scraped and thinly sliced
  Leeks 2 , cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Put the ham hock in a saucepan and pour over the water.
Bring to the boil, then simmer for 1 hour.
Add the split peas, bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste and continue to simmer for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan.
Add the vegetables and fry until they are just beginning to soften.
Add to the saucepan and stir well.
Cover and simmer for a further 45 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow the soup to cool.
Skim off any fat from the surface.
Remove the ham hock and cut the meat from the bone.
Chop the meat and return to the saucepan.
Bring the soup back to the boil, then serve.

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Split Pea

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3190 Calories from Fat 1741

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 195 g299.5%

Saturated Fat 71.6 g357.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 451.9 mg150.6%

Sodium 1337.1 mg55.7%

Total Carbohydrates 241 g80.5%

Dietary Fiber 29.3 g117.3%

Sugars 55.4 g

Protein 149 g297.5%

Vitamin A 564.6% Vitamin C 140.1%

Calcium 40.6% Iron 53.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Homemade Basic Split Pea Soup Recipe