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April 14th, 2006, 01:51 AM
Pea and Ham soup.....Split Pea and Bacon Soup........goes by other names as well.
Really a tried and tested favourite of mine.....and now winter is approaching will be making it once a week.

Pea and Ham Soup


Large onion, diced
2 medium diced potatoes
one tablespoon lemon juice
3 bay leaves
1 cup fresh peas
1 teaspoon dried thyme
10-14ozs split Peas
2 handfuls bacon bones
1 diced stalk of celery
Salt and Pepper to taste


Place bacon bones, dried peas, onion, celery, bay leaves and thyme in a large saucepan, cover with water. Bring to the boil, place cover on and simmer for 50 minutes till peas are cooked. Remove bay leaves and bacon bones and add the potatoes and simmer till tender. Then add the fresh peas and continue cooking until peas are hot.

** A spoonfull of Vegemite really kicks this along.

Freezes very well. This is a recipe worth making larger quantities of.........your family and friends will love you for it.


November 8th, 2013, 03:29 PM
I'm a big fan of split pea and ham soup, I always make it after I've made a ham. I always make a big batch so I can freeze some.