I haven't had split pea soup in what is literally forever. It is not one of my go-to recipes, yet it is something that I remember eating as a child- and even enjoying.
For whatever reason - probably the conversation with my sister-in-law where we discussed making one soup for each week and rotating around these 6-7 recipes for our families to eat off of every week- I decided that I needed to give split pea soup a try.
The recipe I used was extremely easy, and I only had to purchase dried peas and ham in order to make a batch of soup for the family. I didn't have marjoram, which the recipe called for, and I didn't use any, either. So far I think my version tastes just fine without it.
Split Pea Soup
2 1/4 cups dried peas
2 quarts cold water
1 diced onion
2 diced potatoes
Soak dried peas in 2 quarts of cold water overnight.
Add ham, salt and pepper and diced onion. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours after bringing to a boil.
Add potato and carrot and continue to cook for 30-40 minutes.
I like the ham in split pea soup, but am toying with the idea of adding bacon next time. I love bacon, and what recipe couldn't be improved with a bit of nice, crispy bacon?
My husband and I have been the only takers on this meal, which is one I need to make a bit more often.