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Split Pea Soup With Ham

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Ingredients
  Water 2 1⁄2 Quart (10 Cups)
  Dried split peas 2 Cup (32 tbs), rinsed (Yellow / Green Variety)
  Smoked ham/1 meaty cooked ham bone 3⁄4 Pound, cubed
  Onions 2 , minced
  Carrots 2 Large, sliced
  Bay leaves 2 Large
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried marjoram 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  White pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large pot or soup pot, add peas and water and stir well. Mix in bone or ham pieces, carrots, onions, marjoram, thyme, pepper, bay leaves and salt and bring mixture to a boil.
2. Lower the heat to minimum, cover and allow to simmer to 2 to 2.5 hours. Adjust seasonings, of desired.
3. Remove bone, if ham bone is used and cut the meat into chunks and add to soup again. Discard bay leaves.
4. For a creamier soup, make three batches of prepare soup, pass each batch through a food processor with steel blade or blender to prepare a puree, transfer to a clean pot and heat till serving temperature.

SERVING
5. Serve hot in soup bowls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes

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