As promised, my mom's split pea soup recipe:
1lb split peas
1-1.5c chopped onion
1c chopped celery
1c chopped carrots
1/2-3/4lb cubed salt cured ham (not sugar cured, and a lot less if country ham)
~1tsp salt to taste
~1/2-3/4tsp pepper to taste
Rinse split peas by putting them in a pot and cover with water. Swish them around with your hand, dump the water. Repeat 2-3 times. Rinsing with a colander just doesn't cut it.
Add about 2.5 quarts of water to the peas, and simmer for an hour
Add Ham, Onion, & Celery, simmer for another hour
Add carrots, simmer for another 45min-1hour
Add salt & pepper to taste.
Nice and simple, tweak it to your own tastes!
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