Yield: 4 servings
Time (Start to Finish): 2 hours
1 chopped yellow onion
1 slice bacon
1 garlic clove
salt and pepper
1 pound dried split peas
1 pound ham bone
vegetable stock (1-2 quarts)
1. In a medium sauce pot with a little oil, sauté the onions, garlic and the bacon until they are beginning to brown
2. Remove from the heat and add the peas, ham, and add enough chicken stock to cover it all
3. Add salt pepper and cayenne, cover, and cook on med heat until the peas are soft. Add more liquid if it gets too thick. It’ll take a few hours. You can also add water if you don’t want chicken stock.
4. The ham should melt into the soup, but if it doesn’t, take it out and chop it up and put the pieces back in.
Rating: 4.5 strawberries
Notes: Man, this soup is perfect. It is a nice thing to make when you are in the house doing laundry, cleaning, or having a lazy, rainy day. I like getting the chunks of ham, but you can leave the ham out and use veggie stock if you want to make a veggie soup. It is perfectly simple, and goes great with a crusty piece of bread. You can also drizzle a little lemon olive oil on top when you serve it.