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Split Pea Soup Recipe
This Split Pea Soup recipe starts with a whole ham in the pot! Serve as a hot lunch, or freeze in small portions for use later as a side dish.

What You Need
• 8 cups water
• 1 pound dried split peas
• 1 (1 or 2 pound) boneless smoked ham
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 2 carrots, chopped
• 2 stalks celery, chopped

What To Do
1. Add peas to water in large stock pot and bring to boil. Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour.

2. When hour is up, add whole ham plus onion, salt and pepper to pot. Cover; simmer until peas are tender, about another hour.

3. Remove ham; cut into half-inch cubes.

4. Add ham cubes back to soup, plus carrots and celery.

5. Cover; simmer 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

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