Split pea soup with ham

January 13, 2013
3 Ratings
  • Prep time 30 hours
  • Cook time 2 hours
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

An excellent winter soup.The smoked ham is an essential element because it gives the soup that smoky taste.My grand mother uses thick slices of smoked ham.She sometimes fries dices of ham with the dices of bread and tops everything onto the soup. —MarieGlobetrotter

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups slit peas
  • 1 small ham hock
  • 150 g thick slices of smoked ham
  • 4 leeks
  • 4 onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 3 sprigs Thyme
  • Bay leave
  • 2,5l water
  • Pepper
  • 4 slices of thick bread
  1. Cut the onion and cook it in butter in a pot. Add the celery, lard, leek, ham hock and slices of smoked ham
  2. Pour 2,5L of water in the pot, then add the split peas, thyme, bay leave and add pepper to taste. Do not add salt because there is enough salt in the meat already.
  3. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 1 1/2hr.
  4. In the mean time, cut the bread into dices and fry the in olive oil. Dry with a towel and set aside
  5. Take the ham and smoked ham, ham hock, thyme and bay leave out of the soup. Blend the soup in a blender
  6. Cut the some smoked ham and ham hock into bite size pieces, put back in soup. When you serve the soup, top with bread croutons.

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4 Reviews

michael A. December 29, 2020
why i there no mention of the split peas in the procedures? you might want to look at this recipe again and make corrections. i can make some assumptions based on my knowledge of cooking but i would feel more comfortable if the directions are spot on. Cheers!
MarieGlobetrotter December 29, 2020
Sincerest apologies about that. Fixed it. It was simply a mishap
Stubor February 25, 2013
I like to add some minced garlic and cream to this.
MarieGlobetrotter February 25, 2013
Yes, anything you like.I just don't like cream.The soup is nicely thick just with the peas and not too much water