What's cookin? Slow-cooker split pea soup.

Nov 27 2010 Published by under Food, Parenthood

Every since the infamous recipe war between Dr. Isis and PhysioProf, I kept meaning to get into RecipesForTheRestOfUs. Those of us who can't find the time to actually cook gourmet multi-course extravaganzas anymore. Yesterday, I made this, which is simplicity itself in the CrockPot / slow cooker.

16 oz of split peas, pick em over a little in a strainer and toss 'em in the pot

~5 cloves of garlic (slightly smooshed, naturally)
-1 cup of chopped onion
-1 large carrot halved lengthwise and sliced
I browned these items lightly in a frying pan and tossed them in

1/2 c cubed ham

fresh sage and fresh oregano- I didn't put enough in I think- ~6 sage leaves torn up & similar volume of oregano.

1/2 tsp salt (and then I leave the black pepper to personal taste)

add quart of chicken stock, half quart of water

5.5-6 hrs on high did the trick

I like it smooshed up a bit so give it a vigorous stirring if that's your preference.

11 responses so far

  • Dr Becca says:

    Yum! Split pea soup is the best. I like it all creamy, so I purée, but save some ham to toss in after.

  • GMP says:

    We need a picture!

  • hat_eater says:

    Thanks, I'll try this one! I always add dried marjoram to the split pea soup - it's a traditional recipe in Poland. I heard marjoram helps in digestion of legumes and that's why it is added to most dishes that contain a lot of them. I wonder if it's true.

  • drugmonkey says:

    oh, well, if you are actually going to make it, I might as well fess up. I snuck in some crushed red pepper too. maybe a half teaspoon or so. The plan is to give it a *tiny* kick without anyone knowing for sure that's what you put in it. :-)

  • Where's the fucken picture, fuckewadde?

  • drugmonkey says:

    What picture? Unlike some people I don't habitually photograph every meal I make... :-/

  • Karen says:

    I'm trying it; I tweaked it a bit (cut down on the garlic and added some chopped celery), and I'm cooking it on the stove. But the kitchen smells delicious!

  • DrugMonkey says:

    Celery is an abomination before the Lord, but otherwise w00t! Hope it turns out tasty. Send PP a picture so he'll get off my jock, will ya?

  • Karen says:

    Update: delicious.

  • Karen says:

    It doesn't need a picture! It's just good, old-fashioned, everybody's-had-it split pea soup!

  • Kaija says:

    You inspired me...I'm making some split pea soup this evening, though on the stove rather in the slow cooker, but I will definitely try the crockpot method next time around! :)

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