Split Pea with Ham


1 lb dried split peas
2 small potatoes diced small
2 carrots sliced thin
1/2 small onion diced
2 cups ham or pork broth
3 oz sliced ham
1 celery stalk
garlic powder
salt and pepper
sour cream


Rinse and drain peas. Add to a large pot. Add broth salt pepper and garlic powder.
Dice the potatoes, carrots, onion and celery. Add to the pot.
Bring the pot to a boil. Stir well so nothing sticks to the bottom.
Simmer on low for 2 hours, or until all the veggies are tender.
Dice the ham, add to the soup. Stir gently folding in the ham.
The soup should be slightly think and be shiny green in color.
To serve top with a dollop of sour cream and crusty bread if desired

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