Here’s a hearty Foodie Friday lunch for you on a cold winter’s day:
Split Pea Soup
Soak 1 cup green split peas in 1 quart boiling water for 3 hours or overnight. Drain.
Cook 1 chopped white onion and 2 cloves garlic in 1 Tablespoon oil until soft. Add soaked, drained split peas and 1 Litre chicken broth. Add 1-2 cups chopped cooked ham (or ham bones or ham hocks). Add bay leaf (if desired).
Simmer 2 hours or until very soft. Serve with crusty bread and cheese.
(Optional: Substitute bacon for ham. Cook 1/4 pound bacon, drain fat, and 15 minutes before end.)