Split pea soup is a winter favorite in my house. This rich, thick creamy soup with chunks of carrot, sauteed onions and ham is a perfect winter meal when you want something that is filling, but lighter than a roast meal. It will warm you up from the inside out!
2 cups dry split peas soaked in water for 2 hours ahead
1/2 of a medium onion diced
1 large carrot diced
1/2 pound of ham diced
8 cups beef, chicken or vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot saute the ham, onion and carrot until onion is translucent. Add the beef, chicken or vegetable stock to the pot and then add the soaked split peas to the pot and boil till the peas turn in too a thick, creamy texture and remove from the heat. Make sure you keep a little stock in case you need to add more during cooking.