Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Princess & The Pea Soup

   This is an old family recipe that I've been making for almost 30 years.  It's my mom's recipe which she always made when there was left over ham in the house. 

   Here it is..... simple in ingredients but rich in flavor. I doubled the ham this time and left out the cooked carrots because I hate cooked carrots.
My husband said it was right on the button and the Princess loved it!

The princess liked it!
More Please....


  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups diced ham ( 1/2 lb)...... This time around I doubled and used 1lb ham.
  • 3/4 Cups chopped onion
  • 2 quarts chicken broth ( 8 cups )
  • 1 lb dried split peas ( soak 3-4 hours or over night and then drain)
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup sliced carrots


Melt butter in kettle- add and saute onion and ham for 5 minutes stirring.  Stir in broth, drained peas and salt and pepper.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and boil gently ( covered) for 3 or 4 hours.  Add carrots and cook one hour longer.

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Melt butter, add and saute onion and ham for 5 minutes.

Add the drained peas.

Add the broth, bring to boil, cover and simmer for 3-4 hours.

Soups on!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. The Princess couldn't be any cuter!