I love ham. But what I love even more than ham is what I do with leftover ham – a giant crockpot of Split Pea Soup.
Yes, I know many of you cringe at the thought of Pea Soup. But it is so good for you. My kids all really enjoy it, and it is just perfect when served with a loaf of homemade bread. (From the breadmaker of course.)
The recipe I am providing is for a standard, round crockpot. However, I have a giant crockpot and usually double this recipe. Enjoy!
Split Pea Soup
1 one pound package of dried, split peas (these do not need to soak overnight)
1 ham bone with meat left on, or 2 ham hocks
1 carrot diced (I usually add more)
1 onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 quarts water
1 peeled, diced potato
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Combine ingredients in slow-cooking pot. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (high 4-5 hours). Remove ham bone; cut meat off, dice, and return meat to soup. Makes 8 servings