|2 cups||Split peas|
|¼ teaspoon||Black pepper|
|¼ teaspoon||Garlic powder|
|2 mediums||Onions; chopped|
|3||Stalks celery; chopped, including leaves|
Soak peas 10-15 minutes removing those that float to the top; drain.
Combine peas, water & ham bone & bring to a boil; skim & add spices. Cover & simmer 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove ham bone, chop ham meat & return to soup. Add other ingredients & simmer covered for 1 more hour.
Remove bay leaf, cool & refrigerate. Serve following day for best flavor.
MAJ JOHN P. FANNING
From the <The Bliss of Cooking Returns>, Fort Bliss Officers Wives Club, Ft. Bliss, TX. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .
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