Recipe: Appetizing Chunky Pea & Ham Soup

Chunky Pea & Ham Soup.

Chunky Pea & Ham Soup You can cook Chunky Pea & Ham Soup using 9 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Chunky Pea & Ham Soup

  1. You need 500 grams of Green split peas.
  2. You need 1 of Leek, sliced.
  3. It’s 3 large of carrots, diced.
  4. It’s 2 large of potatoes, diced.
  5. You need 3 of Celery stalks, diced.
  6. It’s 2 of Bay leaf.
  7. You need 4 of Smoked ham bones (or bacon bones).
  8. Prepare 200 grams of Piece of smoked ham.
  9. Prepare 1 of Cracked black pepper to taste.

Chunky Pea & Ham Soup instructions

  1. Soak split peas for 6 hours or over night..
  2. Drain, rinse and add to large pot. Cover with cold water..
  3. Bring to the boil then gently simmer until peas start to break up..
  4. Whilst waiting for that to happen- throw carrots, leek and celery in a large heavy base pan and fry until softened (not browned)..
  5. Add celery, leek and carrots to the peas along with potatoes, bay leaves, ham bones and ham..
  6. Keep it simmering for around an eternity until the smell makes you salivate and soup is thickened..
  7. Remove ham piece, chop it up and throw it back in..
  8. I like to leave the bones in but you can remove if wanted. Nothing beats sucking on a bacon bone whilst you eat your soup (for me). Crack some black pepper, top with some chopped celery leaves and serve with crusty bread. Enjoy!.