Hickory Ham Green Pea Soup

After indulging in a large batch of my French Canadian Pea Soup, I decided to make a new version of it, playing up some of Porter’s favorite flavors.

I give you “Hickory Ham Green Pea Soup”! While French Canadian style remains my favorite, this one is tops in Porter’s book!

Like the French Canadian pea soup, this is a very simple dish to prepare, and freezes beautifully.

Hickory Ham Green Pea Soup

1 large onion, chopped
6 ribs celery
3 cloves garlic, pressed
2 lbs green split peas
16 cups water
2.5 lb boneless ham, hickory smoked
3 large carrots, grated
1 tsp sage
1/2 tsp thyme.
1 bay leaf
1 tsp pepper

In a LARGE pot, saute onions and celery, cooking until tender and translucent. Add garlic, split peas, water, ham, and carrots, bring to a boil. Cover pot, remove from heat, and allow to sit for one hour.

After one hour, return pot to heat and bring up to a boil once more. Add sage, thyme, bay leaf, and pepper. Simmer over medium heat until split peas break down, forming a very thick soup.

Season with salt to taste.

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