*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Split Pea Soup
 
 Recipe By     : TASTE OF HOME - FEB/MARCH 1996
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dressings                        Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         green split peas
    2                    smoked ham hocks
    2      ribs          celery -- finely chopped
    1      medium        onion -- finely chopped
    1      medium        carrot -- finely chopped
    2                    chicken bouillon cube
    1      teaspoon      garlic powder
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      dried oregano
      1/4  teaspoon      pepper
    8      cups          water -- 8-10 cups
    1                    bay leaf
 
 In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients; bring  
 to a boil. Reduce heat, leaving cover ajar, simmer for 3    
 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaf.  
 Remove the ham hocks; when cool enough to handle, cut meat  
 into bite-size pieces. Return meat to the soup and heat     
 through.                                                    
 Yield: 6-8 servings.                                        
                                                             
 
 
 
 
 
 
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