Split Pea with Ham Hock Soup

My wonderful wife Val had the foresight to purchase some smoked ham hocks from our Farmers market last summer and freeze them for the colder weather entrees. We have the good fortune to have a local red wattle natural pork grower at our market Heritage Farms N. W.

Val picked up 3 of the meatiest, tastiest ham hocks I have ever eaten and we made those the star of our split pea soup. It was almost half meat and so yummy I just had to share this with you all. This is a super easy crock pot recipe and is gluten-free.

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Split Pea and Ham Hock Soup

Yield: 4-6 servings

3 quarts water
2, 2 or 3 ham hocks (depending on how meaty you want your soup)
1 lb. package of split peas
2 carrots sliced
½ yellow onion chopped
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 teaspoons salt or to taste
Place all of the above ingredients into a crock pot™ style slow cooker. Cover and cook at high heat for 3 hours. Skim any excess fat from the top of the soup and remove ham hocks. Separate the meat from the bone and chop it up. Use a hand immersion blender or traditional blender to puree soup. Add ham hock meat, adjust seasoning and serve.

© 2012 Aron David Bradley


3 thoughts on “Split Pea with Ham Hock Soup

  1. I am still wifh Judith……been reading the book about Jerry Garcia “In the Spirit” while enjoying the afternoon sun. Having so much fun…..decided to spend two more nights. We are enjoying your food blog. Judith here inserting a message. Tomorrow friend Debbie is joining us and I pulled some split pea soup from the freezer that I made with Easter ham…..same recipe as yours except ham bone instead of ham hocks. Really enjoyed meeting you last night. I

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