This was super easy and so delicious. I put a cup of sorted and rinsed split peas in my crock pot with 6 1/2 cups of water. I turned the crock pot on High. I added 2 teaspoons of Outrageously Garlic by Two Sister’s Gourmet and a couple of tablespoons of dehydrated onion soup mix (I was out of onions and I didn’t have any stock or bullion, so I made do. My first choice is home made stock. When I use bullion, my favorite is Better Than Bullion Brand, Chicken base.They make a wide variety of bases including certified Vegan.)
I cubed some left over ham (about 3/4 lb.) and tossed it in the pot along with a couple of bay leaves. I put the lid on and walked away until the scent of the soup filled the house and called me back to the kitchen (about 2 hours or so). You can omit the ham, but if you leave out the bay leaves, it will never quite taste like Pea Soup.
That’s it. I serve the soup with a grating of Parmigiano-Reggiano to make it irresistible.
FYI – the link above will take you to Amazon so you can see the product and purchase if necessary. I’ve included the review below because I agree with this reviewer and thought you would find it helpful.
UPDATE: Lowest price currently found for this product on Amazon is $5.49!Terrible pricing! January 17, 2011 By D. D. Falvo
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