I made a delicious split pea soup in the slow cooker. I topped it with some homemade croutons and shredded cheese. It was so good. Like many of you I shop in bulk and try to get enough meat for 2 months. This time I bought a ham at Costco for $15.00 and divided it into 4 meals to freeze and I had the bone left over. I decided to make some soup with it.
one ham bone
l 16oz bag of split peas (washed and rinsed)
4 cups chicken stalk and 2 cups water
palm full of dried onion
galic salt and pepper to taste
cook on low 8-10 hours
remove all the ham from the ham bone and cut it up if need and place back into soup
I made it the day before and then warmed it up the next day in the slow cooker
To top it off I made homemade croutons
I used 4 pieces of white bread cubed
bake for 20 min at 300 degrees
in a sauce pan on medium heat melt 4-6 tablespoons of butter
add croutons, sprinkle with garlic salt, stir
cook for about 3-5 minutes
(We call them crunchies in our family)
Top soup with croutons, cheese, and enjoy! I like to stir it all up so the cheese melts and the croutons get all nice a soft.
We often stop at a reaturant called Pea Soup Andersons when we travel. There is one on the I 5 in Santa Nella, Ca. and one on the 101 in Buelton, Ca. They make a veggie pea soup that is yummy. They serve theirs with sides of croutons, cheese, bacon, and chives.
I hope you enjoy,