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Creamy yellow split pea soup studded with bits of ham, carrots, celery, and thyme. There is nothing like this one on a cold day! I am a Canadian now living in the United States. and cannot get Habitant soup anymore, so I came up with this version. I think it is as good as the real thing, if not better, because it is homemade.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place split peas, ham bone, celery, carrots, onion, salt, thyme, bay leaf, and pepper into a large pot; pour in water. Bring mixture to a boil and skim off any foam with a spoon.

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  • Reduce heat and place a lid on the pot, slightly ajar to allow some evaporation. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender and soup is thick, about 3 hours.

  • Remove ham bone from soup; strip meat from ham bone, chop meat, and return it to the pot.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute 2 smoked pork hocks or 1 small ham shank for the leftover ham bone.

Adjust the thickness of the soup by adding a little water to thin it, or remove broth with a spoon to thicken it up.

I sometimes use an immersion blender for a quick second to blend the soup, making sure to leave some chunky peas, carrots, celery, and ham.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 31.9g; fat 0.1g; sodium 995.1mg. Full Nutrition
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