Split Pea Soup Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 2 ¼ cups dried split peas
<br>- 2 quarts cold water
<br>- 1 ½ pounds ham bone
<br>- 2  onions, thinly sliced
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
<br>- 1 pinch dried marjoram
<br>- 3 stalks celery, chopped
<br>- 3  carrots, chopped
<br>- 1  potato, diced
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a large stock pot, cover peas with 2 quarts cold water and soak overnight.  If you need a faster method, simmer the peas gently for 2 minutes, and then soak for l hour.
<br>step 2: Once peas are soaked, add ham bone, onion, salt, pepper and marjoram.  Cover, bring to boil and then simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
<br>step 3: Remove bone; cut off meat, dice and return meat to soup.  Add celery, carrots and potatoes.  Cook slowly, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
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Ingredients
- 2 ¼ cups dried split peas
- 2 quarts cold water
- 1 ½ pounds ham bone
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 pinch dried marjoram
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 1 potato, diced

Directions
step 1: In a large stock pot, cover peas with 2 quarts cold water and soak overnight. If you need a faster method, simmer the peas gently for 2 minutes, and then soak for l hour.
step 2: Once peas are soaked, add ham bone, onion, salt, pepper and marjoram. Cover, bring to boil and then simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
step 3: Remove bone; cut off meat, dice and return meat to soup. Add celery, carrots and potatoes. Cook slowly, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

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