Split Pea Soup


 
Ingredients –
 
1/2 pound Cooked Ham, diced
2 (16 ounces) bag Split Peas, rinsed
2 large Carrots, coarsely chopped
2 large Celery stalks, chopped
1 large Onion, coarsely chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
10 cups Chicken Stock
1 Bay Leaf
1 teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt
 
Preparation:
 
1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, heavy stockpot.2. Bring to a boil over high heat.

3. Reduce heat to low.

4. Cover, cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours or until the vegetables are very tender, adding up to 2 cups more broth if necessary.

5. Season with salt, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, tasting after each addition.

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