Whenever I have a leftover ham or ham left over, I love to make pea soup .
I am Canadian and perhaps that’s why I love the French Canadian style , as it’s what is common here.
This recipe is easy and very forgiving. A use what you have kinda thing.
If you can though , use a ham bone as it gives so much flavour.
French Canadian Style Split Pea Soup with Ham
1 large ham bone if you have it
4-6 cups broth veggie or chicken
2 cups dried yellow split peas
I medium sweet onion diced
2 medium carrots , diced
1/2 cup diced ham ( work with what you have . If you don’t have a ham bone use more diced ham )
1 clove garlic minced
1-2 cups water
In a deep pot sauté onion until almost soft Add garlic and carrots . Sauté until garlic is cooked.
.Add peas , hambone , ham, broth .
Cover the peas but go about 2 inches higher with liquid . Add 1-2 cups water Cover for 25 mins medium heat on burner .
Reduce heat to low simmer , half cover , stirring often until thick and peas have split and cooked, liquid reduced .
Takes awhile but it’s worth it. 2 -3 hours or do in crockpot on low 6 hours
This is a great and filling meal for the cold nights coming. I have made it in the crockpot and stove top many times with success and the Crockpot version is great for busy nights .
Pair with some rolls and fresh bread or a grilled cheese and it’s dinner !