Golden Split Pea Soup with Ham

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings, butter, or margarine
  • 1 ham hock
  • 1 pound yellow split peas, washed and sorted
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1/8 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions

Stir-fry onions in drippings 5 to 8 minutes in a large saucepan over moderate heat until pale golden. Add ham and stir-fry 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve steaming hot with buttery chunks of garlic bread.


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