Old Fashioned Split Pea Soup
|Green split peas||1 Pound (2 1/4 Cups)|
|Water||2 1⁄2 Quart|
|Meaty ham bone||1|
|Sliced onion||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Garlic salt||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Diced celery||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sliced carrots||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Cover peas with water; soak overnight, or boil peas gently in water 2 minutes and soak 1 hour.
Add 2 1/2 quarts water, ham bone, onion, and seasonings.
Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, simmer 2 hours.
Remove bone; cut off meat.
Return meat to soup; add remaining ingredients.
Cook slowly 45 minutes.
Salt to taste.