Split pea soup #1

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Split peas
12 cups Water
1 Ham bone
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Black pepper
¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
2 mediums Onions; chopped
3 Stalks celery; chopped, including leaves
2 Carrots; chopped
1 Bay leaf
¼ teaspoon Thyme

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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