Grandpa Bauernfeind’s Split Pea Soup


My father loved splt pea soup but I can only remember a few times my mother making it — I think this was one of his things…

16 oz split peas
1 or 2 smoked ham hocks
1 large onion
2 tbs chicken bullion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp pepper
1 large bay leaf
1 and 1/2 cups of sliced carrots
1 cup celery
1 large potato diced

Rinse off peas
In a large pot put 7 cups of water and peas bring to a boil then tun of and let stand for 2 hours
Drain
With peas in same pot put in 3 quarts of water, ham hocks, on on, bullion, and spices.
Heat and then simmer uncovered for 1 and 1/2 hours.
Remove hocks, trim meat off hocks and put meat into pot and discard remains.
Add carrots, celery, and potatoes — simmer uncovered an additional 2 and 1/2 hours to desired thickness. Use a little corn starch mixed in a 1/4 cup of cold water to dissolve to thicken if necessary.

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About bauernfeind

NYC Born 27 years USAF retired Major 21 years teaching/17 in a high school now retired
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