Dec 31, 2010

Just Something I Made

Otherwise known as "Feature Me Friday." I just decided to change the name.

I have a few other projects to show you but since I just finished eating it for the second time, I am going to share a recipe for split pea soup.

We went to my Grandma and Grandpa's house for Thanksgiving this year and on Wednesday night they had split pea soup. My Grandma invited us to eat with them (we were actually staying with my sister Amanda) but I declined because I don't care for peas so I just assumed I wouldn't like the soup. Once we arrived, Adrian seemed hungry so, I gave him some soup to try. He didn't like it so I ended up finishing his bowl and boy was it good! This particular recipe had potatoes and it sort of reminded me of baked potato soup. It didn't taste at all like plain old peas.

This recipe comes from the T Family Cookbook.

Split Pea Soup with Ham (Tricia Johnson)

2 1/4 c. dried split peas, sorted and rinsed
8 c. water
1 c. onion, chopped
1 c. celery stalks, finely chopped
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 ham bone or 2 lbs shanks
1 1/2 c. carrots, cut into 1/4 in slices

Heat peas and water to boiling in 4-quart dutch oven. Boil, uncovered, for 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Stir in onion, celery, and pepper. Add ham bone. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour 30 minutes or until peas are tender. Remove ham bone; remove ham from bone. Trim excess fat and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Stir ham and carrots into soup. Return to boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until carrots are tender and soup is at desired consistency.

I also added cubed potatoes shortly after I added the carrots. Yum! Jeff was a little skeptical (he hadn't tried it at Grandma's) but he tried it and after a few bites I asked him what he thought. He replied rather enthusiastically, "I love it!" I'll definitely be making this again!


Sara said...

I might try this tonight on this cold blustery snow day. Not sure if my kids will fall for it but guess we shall see...

Kaitlin said...

Mom should make it..I can eat it because it's water-based!

Yvonne said...

i always called it ham soup when my kids were little, cuz as soon as they heard the word peas they wanted nothing to do with it. worked like a charm.

Sara said...

Well, I was right about my kids - I think the color was what was so scary. But I loved it!! And was glad to find a soup recipe that doesn't call for milk!

Emily said...

Thanks for posting this! It's on my menu this month and I like the idea of calling it "ham" soup. Although my kids are so stinkin picky even that may not work.

Morgan @ said...

I love split pea soup! How delicious. I'll have to try this recipe soon.