Sunday, June 8, 2008

Winter is here, Good time for Pea and Ham Soup

Well the days are getting shorter and shorter, it is cold and.....wait for is raining.....yep it is winter!

I thought I would share a recipe I made for Pea and Ham Soup Which turned out delicious. It is super easy and doesnt use anything to fancy.

Here goes.....

Into a slow cooker put some peeled and chopped potatoes, and a couple of peeled and chopped carrots (I put about 4 potatoes, and 2 carrots) then out in a bacon hoc, then around the edge of that put in soup mix (I discovered that I didn't have any soup mix left in the cupboard, so I put in what I could find in the pantry, a pour of red lentils, a pour of yellow split peas, and a pour of pearl barley) then fill up the slow cooker with water and turn it on.

In my case I had to go in to work, but by tea time it was lovely. Big chunks of meat had fallen off the hoc, the peas and lentils had cooked through to make a lovely thick soup and the potatoes and carrots had cooked enough to still be a bit chunky.

On a cold wintery day which we even had rain it was very much appreciated, and all for very little effort. Much easier than doing it on the stove top and forgetting to keep stirring it and ending up with that lovely burnt flavour though it.


Anonymous said...


I love ham soup in winter too! Nothing quite as filling on a cold winters night.

I cook my hock the day before so I can refridgerate overnight to remove fat, chop all the meat into chunks, remove bone, add onion, carrots, celery, diced cabbage, pearl barley Only (peas kill me lol) and butternut pumpkin.

Like you, we all love it and it's the sort of soup you can add anything too and it always tastes good!


Matron said...

That sounds wonderful! nothing quite like home made soup and a big wedge of wholemeal bread.

Kirsty said...

Oh yes, next time I go into town I'll be picking up a hoc and some soup mix Yummo