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
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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