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Split pea soup

Ham and split pea soup is a hearty meal that is full of flavour and goodness. It is made from cheap ingredients and is easy to prepare.


1 pound/ 450 g dried split peas, rinsed
1 ½ pounds/ 700 g smoked ham hocks
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup sliced celery
2 teaspoons salt
6 whole peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 ½ quarts/ 1 ½ litres of water

Put all ingredients into an electric cooker. Cover and cook on Low 8 to 10 hours. Remove ham hocks and dice meat, reserve ham. Discard bay leaf and peppercorns. Pour soup about one quarter at a time, into an electric blender and blend until smooth. Return soup to cooker, mix in ham and keep hot until serving time.

Produces 6 to 8 servings

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