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Split Pea and Pork Ham Hock Soup
This reminds me of my dear belated Mother. She just ♥ pea soup.
900g (1 packet) split peas
± 1.25 liters boiling water (enough to cover the split peas to soak)
1 medium to large Pork Ham Hock (the bigger the better, depending on the amount of meat you prefer)
1 large chopped onion
Spices (this is totally up to you what you like to use in your soup).
We tend not to overdo it with spices, as we just ♥ the plain pea and ham flavor for this soup.
Add the boiling water to the peas and let it soak for ± 1 hour.
If the peas drink up all the water, feel free to add more, but DO NOT toss and drain whatever water you have left. Keep it ***
Braise the onion in a little oil and set aside.
Cook the pork ham hock in a large pot with some water and spices until about 3/4 cooked through.
Add ½ to 3/4 of the peas to the mix, plus extra water, and cook till peas totally mushy and meat falling off the bone.
You can now cut the meat it into bite-size pieces but leave the bone up until the end for extra flavor.
Add the rest of the peas and onions (as well the water *** you had leftover from soaking the peas) to the pot.
Cook till soft, but NOT mushy. We prefer to have some texture, but if you prefer a smooth soup, feel free to puree all except the meat.
Serve hot with croutons (I use toasted GF bread cut into small cubes) and if you like add a drizzle of cream.
This is in my books = moreish.
As this is a huge pot of soup, we usually leave the rest overnight, or till cold, and dish into small containers and freeze for later use.
When you take it out, defrost at room temperature and add some boiling water to the mix, and heat in the microwave and you have a wonderful ready in no time meal.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Esme Slabs
21 thoughts on “Split Pea and Pork Ham Hock Soup”
Yum! Split pea soup is one of my husband’s favorite. I’ll try this recipe. 🙂
Thanks, please let me know how you and if you like it. It’s a staple for us in winter
Brings back memories for me too. Nana hated this soup, but made it because Pop loved it. (I’m sure yours is wonderful, ha!)
Mwah, thanks so much, we love it a lot
This sounds and looks delicious, so I will definitely be giving it a try #[email protected]_karendennis
Thank you so much. I do appreciate your kind words and hope you will also love it
Oh, what childhood memories I have this soup. Thank you for the reminder, Esme! I don’t think I ever appreciated the comfort of this soup as a child, but have grown to love it so.
Thanks for stopping by and your comment. Yes, this reminds me of my dear mother, and we make this in her honor and also talk about her love for it when we enjoy it.
Looks amazing. Perfect for winter
Thanks so much for visiting, I still have some left in the freezer and its a cold and rainy day here so I think I will just thaw the rest and voila all done for our evening meal.
Go for it😊
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Thank you, although I have to say it myself, yes it’s yummy