Name Old fashioned pea soup with ham

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4A delicious pea soup recipe with ham and seasonings.
Cook Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Ingredients:

* 1 pound dry green split peas
* 2 quarts water
* 1 meaty ham bone
* 1 cup chopped onion
* 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
* 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
* dash pepper
* 1 cup chopped celery
* 1 cup chopped carrot
* 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Preparation:

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cover dried peas with 2 quarts of water. Bring split peas to a boil; boil gently for 2 minutes. Set aside to soak for 1 hour. Add ham bone, chopped onion, garlic powder, marjoram, thyme, and pepper. Bring split pea soup to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove meat from bone; dice and return to pea soup with chopped celery and carrot. Simmer split pea soup slowly for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt by taste.

To reduce coocking time, soak the peas for 10-11 hours prior to boiling
Split pea soup serves 8.

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