My Canadian Pea Soup
|1||pound||dried split peas|
|2||pounds||smoked ham shank, or bone|
|Wash and sort peas; soak in cold water overnight. Drain and place in a large pot; add water, ham bone, onion, celery leaves, carrots, salt.|
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until peas are very tender, about 2 hours, adding more water if needed. Remove ham; chop and return to soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Also freezes well.