- 500 millilitres green split peas (or yellow)
- 1 large diced onion
- 2 carrots (peeled and diced)
- 510 grams ham hocks (or bacon bones)
- 2½ litres cold water
- 3 cloves garlic (peeled)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 sprig thyme
- freshly ground pepper
Cook's Companion Pea and Ham Soup is a community recipe submitted by Coby and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.
*It can be quite nice to reserve some of the peas to add a textural contrast, rather than processing the lot.
**Sippets are small cubes of bread fried crisp in olive oil - lol croutons by another name I guess:)
***Not to everyone's taste, but we will often cut some of the skin very finely and also add this to the soup - your call.