I bought this ham hock last weekend and with the weather the way it is today, pea and ham soup was needed. It's blowing a gale out there, in between showers of sideways rain, making it impossible to do anything outside.
Dice an onion, carrot, small potato and stick of celery and fry off with a big knob of butter...
Add in 1 cup of green split peas and 1/2 a cup of yellow.
I put the ham hock in and added 8 cups of water...
...then I decided to cut the hock down so it was covered...
Let it simmer away for 1-2 hours, season to taste with pepper and a bit of salt if needed. Remove the pieces of hock and dice the ham into small pieces and return to the pot.
I like to give the soup just a quick wizz with the Bamix, this also thickens it.
Serve with crusty bread rolls or toast soldiers.
We had this for lunch then I froze 4 more portions to have another day.
We're packing up Ruby and Pearl, ready to head to the Flinders Ranges next weekend. Gus has been on line and secured some camp sites ahead of getting there. It's school holidays so it might be a bit busy. I cannot wait to get into some warmer weather as it's still only about 14C here today.
I checked Weatherzone and Parachilna is 25C today - that will do me fine!
I'm still sore and coughing but feel a bit better. I do not know where all this snot is coming from!