We had a big leftover spiral ham bone from Christmas! If you don’t have a leftover bone, you could just chop up some fresh ham to add.
In the pot went:
- 6 cups water
- 16 oz bag split peas
- Leftover ham bone
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery stalk
- Thyme, salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 a cup of half and half
Simmer first 6 ingredients for 1.5 hours or so. Remove bone. Add cream at the end.
Quote the husband: “This is the BEST split pea soup I’ve ever had!!!”
It was rich enough that I didn’t need the volume to feel happy:
Ham “falling off the bone.” I’m not a huge meat eater, but this did taste good:
I packaged up the leftovers into four portions: one big, one small for eating for lunch in the next day or so and one big and one small to freeze for later. Guess who gets the big and who gets the small 🙂