Country-Style Pea Soup
From: Spider, Goulais River, Ontario, Canada
Comments: A pea soup cooked with a meaty ham bone.
Servings: 8
IngredientsPreparation
  • 1 pound [454 g] green or yellow split peas
  • 8 cups [2 L] boiling water
  • 4 cups [1 L] tomato juice
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 1 1/2 cups [375 mL] potato dices
  • 1 cup [250 mL] celery dices
  • 1 cup [250 mL] onion dices
  • 1 cup [250 mL] carrot dices
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] pepper
  • Rinse then transfer split peas into a large casserole.
  • Pour in boiling water and tomato juice; bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover tightly and leave to simmer for 45 minutes, or until peas are tender.
  • Add ham bone, potato, celery, onion and carrot dices, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and leave to simmer for approximately 45 minutes, until tender.
  • Remove ham bone; cut ham meat into tiny bites and add to soup.
  • Discard bone.
  • Check for seasonings.
  • Remove and throw away bay leaf before serving, really hot.