Posted: 22/01/2013 at 12:14
Recipe as promised for Pea and Ham soup.
Sorry I've only just remembered, I think it was Glyn who wanted it.
1 ham/bacon hock/shank, soaked for a few hours in cold water to remove excess salt..
2 medium or 1 large onion chopped,
2 sticks celery, chopped optional.I think it gives more flavour.
2 medium potatoes, diced small or grated, or some left over mash.( helps to thicken soup).
I packet of dried peas, soaked or frozen mushy peas, ( saves time) use as many as you like, the more you use the thicker the soup.
Bring hock to boil in enough water to cover, discard water when it has boiled, cover with fresh water and simmer until cooked, maybe a couple of hours, or use pressure cooker. Remove hock and shred meat, as much as you like, you will probably no need it all, but you can make sandwiches of any left overs Put rest of ingredients in pan and cook until tender, add shredded meat, and season with pepper only. I think you will find it is salty enough.