Sunday, September 28, 2008

Split Pea Soup

Being a rainy Sunday in late September I wanted to put the crockpot back into action. I like to make recipes that freeze well and this is one of my favorites.

Using a 7 quart crockpot (the big one):

Dice 1 onion and 3 carrots - put into crockpot
Sort through 2 lbs of green split peas (look for and discard any rocks)
Rinse peas several times
Add peas to crockpot
Add 1 large can (48 ounces) low sodium chicken broth
Fill same can with water and add to crockpot
Add 3-4 small smoked hamhocks (or 1 smoked turkey leg) to crock pot
Add 3 bay leaves
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours
Soup is done when split peas have turned to mush
Remove hamhocks and dice meat, add back to soup


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