Sunday, February 13, 2011

SPLIT PEA SOUP IN THE CROCKPOT


This is a great crockpot recipe for split pea soup. Sharon gave me the recipe and it's my go to recipe every time.

It also freezes well.

                                               SLOW COOKER SPLIT PEA SOUP

1 (16oz.) package dried green split peas, rinsed
1 meaty ham bone, 2 ham hocks, or 2 cups diced ham
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 ribs of celery plus leaves, chopped
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 TBSP. seasoned salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. fresh pepper
1 1/2 quarts hot water

Layer ingredients in crockpot in the order given. Pour in water. Do not stir ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours, or on low for 8-10 hour until peas are very soft and ham falls off the bone. Remove bones and bay leaf. Mash peas if desired to thicken soup.

Serve garnished with croutons.

Serves 8

Recipe by Diana Rattray.

2 comments:

sharon said...

I was running out of ideas for things to cook. This looks so good I'm going to make it this week.
Thanks!

Lexi said...

Thank you to you for giving me this great recipe!