Split Pea Soup with Ham Hock Recipe
Pea soup or split pea soup is soup made typically from dried peas, such as the split pea. It is, with variations, a part of the cuisine of many cultures.
16 oz bag of dried split peas
1 medium chopped onion
1 garlic clove or more if you like more garlic, use 2-3 cloves of garlic
8 cups fat-free chicken broth
2 tsp of olive oil
2 large carrots – chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
1 ham hock
Wash peas and drain them. In a pot, saute onions and garlic in about 2 tsp of oil.
Add peas, carrots, ham hock and your chicken stock, then cover the pot and let it come to a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Once it boils you can reduce heat and cook for about two hours (beans should be very soft by then). Make sure to check the water and consistency. You may need to add hot water if it becomes too thick.
Remove ham hock and serve.
Serve with toasted bread. (Extra pts)
Keywords: Split Pea Soup with Ham Hock