I had a meaty ham bone leftover from Christmas...just waiting to be made into something yummy. I removed some of the ham to make scalloped potatoes and ham (that will be coming in a later post this week). My split pea soup is pretty simple to make and oh so yummy....I serve this with cornbread (see recipe at bottom of this page)but you can eat regular bread or crackers...
* If you don't have a ham bone leftover, use a couple of ham hocks in this soup, it will work out fine and still have that ham meaty flavor...Enjoy
Split pea soup
1 meaty ham bone
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 T worhcester sauce
1 bag of split peas
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2-3 T brown sugar
8-10 cups water
2-3 T of drippings/glaze from your leftover ham (optional but might as well flavor your soup more:)
seasonings of your choice ( I used 2 bay leaves, onion & garlic powder, seasoned salt, regular salt & pepper.
Corn bread or crackers for serving.
In large pan place ham soup bone (or if using ham hocks), carrots, celery & onion. Add bay leaf, seasonings, molasses, worchester sauce, bouillon. Bring to a boil and turn heat down to medium & simmer about 20-30 minutes stirring often. Add potatoes and split peas stirring well. Bring again to a boil, turn heat down and simmer for around an hour to an hour and a half. You want the vegetables done, and the split peas soft. Taste soup and adjust seasonings if necessary. Simple and yummy..
1 cup corn meal
3/4 cup flour
3 T. sugar (more if you like sweet cornbread)
2-3 T. mayo (or miracle whip use what you have)
pinch of salt
1 t baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 T oil
1/2 cup leftover corn or frozen if none left over (optional)
butter for brushing on top and serving
Preheat oven to 400. Grease glass pie plate or cast iron skillet if using. In bowl combine corn meal, flour sugar, salt, baking powder whisk together. Add egg, milk, oil and corn if using. Stir until combined and place in greased container spreading out to an even layer. Bake for around 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.