Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hearty Split Pea Soup

Hearty Split Pea Soup

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 celery rib, diced
2 medium potatoes, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 - 1 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf
1 meaty ham bone
1 (16 oz) package dried split peas
salt & pepper
hot sauce (optional)
1/4 c. sherry wine
1/2 - 1 c. herbed croutons
1/4 c. crumbled bacon

1.  In a large pot heat the oil; add onion, celery, potatoes and carrots. Saute 5 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and the ham bone; stir 1 minute. Add peas; cover with enough water to completely submerge by a couple of inches.

2.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 to 4 hours or until thickened. Stir frequently. The longer you cook, the thicker it gets.

3. Drizzle with hot sauce and sherry.  
Optional - Puree if you wish.
To serve, garnish with croutons and crumbled bacon.


  1. It' going to be shocking, but I've never had split peas! I'd say your recipe is a good excuse to try them. :)

  2. This is perfect for the season! Thanks for coming over to the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week!


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