I made the split pea soup from this thread a couple of nights ago, and boy was I glad. I came down with a bad cold yesterday and a 103-degree fever.
: After the fever broke the first thing I wanted was split pea soup. It was really good.
I didn't have all the ingredients so I improvised a bit and combined some recipes. Here's what I used:
16 oz split peas, rinsed
3 slices pork bacon, 3 slices turkey bacon, diced (usually calls for 1 meaty hambone, 2 ham hocks or 2 cups diced ham)
3 carrots - coined
1 chopped onion
1 potato, cubed
2 ribs of celery chopped
2 cloves pressed garlic
6 c. water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp marjoram
1 tbsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Put all ingredients into crockpot. Cook on low 8 to 10 hours. If very watery, cook with lid slightly off for an hour. If very thick, thin with water or milk.
Mine came out watery when I checked it and I took the lid off. Since I was very ill by then, I fell asleep and didn't check it for 3 hours.
It was *very* thick by then. I turned it off, covered, put away and went back to sleep. Later, I thinned mine with some kefir. I really liked it that way! DH liked it semi-solid just the way it turned out.