1 .1 pound of Split peas
2. 3 quarts of Water
3. 1 onion chopped
4. 2 carrots chopped
5. 1 smashed garlic clove
6. salt @ pepper to taste
7. ham shank bone ( I always Use my
leftover bone from a previous ham
dinner). Nothing ever goes to waste
in my home. If you do not have a
leftover shank bone you can get a
Ham hock at your local grocery
When useing a leftover ham shank bone, break off pieces away from bone and chop. Place bone and chopped pieces of ham in pot of water with your one pound bag of peas. While your water comes to a boil , start to chop onions, carrots, and garlic. Place your chopped ingredients in with your water and ham. Add salt @ pepper to taste of your liking. Simmer for one and half hours. Remove your ham bone, break off remaining pieces from bone and add to your soup. If useing a ham shank , break off pieces and put in your pot , Simmer for at least another forty minutes the soup will thicken the longer you simmer it. Remember to continuosly stir your soup otherwise your peas will sick to the bottom of your pot. It roughly takes about two hours to make this hearty soup.
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