Princess and the pea soup

Princess and the Pea Soup
Ingredients:
  • 3 Tablespoons butter

  • 1 1/2 Cups diced ham ( 1/2 lb)...... This time around I doubled and used 1lb ham.

  • 3/4 Cups chopped onion

  • 2 quarts chicken broth ( 8 cups )

  • 1 lb dried split peas ( soak 3-4 hours or over night and then drain)

  • 4 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp pepper

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

Directions:

Melt butter in kettle- add and saute onion and ham for 5 minutesĀ stirring. Stir in broth, drained peas and salt and pepper. Bring to boil, reduce heat and boil gently ( covered) for 3 or 4 hours. Add carrots and cook one hour longer.

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