If your only experience with Split-Pea Soup is from a can, I’m sorry. Very, very sorry.
You should get out more.
Mine is homemade, and it starts with going to Kroger, selecting a country ham, and asking the butcher to cut it up for you. They’re happy to do it, and it will save your sanity and your electric knife.
Then make the soup, which is very much like any other bean soup (dried split peas, carrots, onions, celery, salt and pepper, and hunks of country ham) which cook in a fair amount of water for about an hour.
By then you can split off the ham into small bits and voila! You’ve got soup. It’s very good on a cold day and nothing like that canned stuff. Trust me. You’ll love it.
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