soak ½ cup split peas overnight with ½ cup water
pour split peas into medium-sized pot
heat to 4
add 2 cups chicken broth
in large frying pan, cook until lightly brown, heat to 3½,
1 stick of carrot, chopped
1 stalk of celery
1 oz ham, diced
1/4 white onion, chopped
when vegetables are starting to brown, add to pea and broth mix
let rise to a roiling boil for ten minutes,
then reduce heat to simmer,
stir every 10-15 minutes until consistency meets approval
makes 3-4 servings
If you forget to soak the peas overnight, 1-2 hours will do.
The Co-op sells a 14-slice pound of North Country Canadian Bacon; I use one slice per batch of soup, so it’s slightly over 1 oz.
While simmering, if the consistency is too thick, simply add more broth to suit your taste.