Monday, October 22, 2012
Don't forget to check out this post for a compilation of all of our favorite fun Halloween ideas in one place!
Recipe Source: Minnesota Bread
Posted by Lara.
2 Tbs. butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 lbs. smoked pork hocks (or a hambone leftover from a spiral ham)
2 tsp. dried marjoram or thyme
1-1/2 cups dried green split peas
8 cups water
1 cup diced leftover ham (optional)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Garnishments for scary faces: Sour cream, sliced olives, breadsticks, extra chopped ham, etc
Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Saute until vegetables begin to soften, about 8 minutes.
Add pork/ham bone and marjoram. Stir one minute. Add peas and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low.
Partially cover pot; simmer soup until pork and veggies are tender and peas are softening; about one hour. Remove hocks/ham bone to bowl.
Puree 5 cups of soup in batches in blender and return to pot. Cut meat off bones. Dice meat and return to soup. Add additional chopped ham, if desired. Serve hot.