Monday, April 8, 2013

Crock-pot Split Pea Soup


This recipe is from my friend Dakin.  I usually make it in the spring using leftover ham from Easter.  Curly LOVES this soup and she doesn't even like peas!

1 (16oz) package dried split peas, rinsed
2 cups diced ham
8 oz. carrrots, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1/4 c fresh parsley, chopped (or 1/2 T dried)
1 T salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
6-7 cups hot water

Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the order given.  Pour in water.  Do not stir.  Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours (or high 4-5 hours), until peas are very soft.  Stir and serve.

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