Just before I was born, my mom had a crazy craving for split pea soup. And not just any split pea soup, it had to be Anderson’s split pea soup. So much so I think I remember her telling me she begged my dad to drive them up to Buellton where Anderson’s restaurant is, (2 and a 1/2 hours from Los Angeles), so she could get the “real” soup. Pretty funny, huh? Even funnier is the fact that split pea soup is one of my all time favorite soups to eat. Coincidence? Not sure, but whatever it is…this recipe is one of the best, and easiest, I’ve tried. So, if you and your family like split pea soup too, give this one a try…it’s definitely yummy!
2 1/4 cups dried split peas
2 quarts cold water
2 pounds ham bone
2 onions, sliced thinly
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground marjoram
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1. Gather ingredients
2. Using a large stock pot, add water to peas and simmer the peas gently for two minutes. Then let them soak for one hour.
3. Slice onion
4. After peas have soaked, add ham bone, onion, salt, pepper and marjoram. Cover, bring to boil, then simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally.
5. Remove ham bone. Cut off meat, dice and return meat to soup.
6. Add celery and carrots.
7. Cook slowly, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes.
And like magic…you have yourself a pot of yummy goodness that you and your family with definitely enjoy!
As with all the recipes I share here, if you try this…please come back and tell us how you like it.
Have a Fab You Bliss day!