Pea and Ham Soup

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • Oil for frying
  • 2 litres of water
  • 2 meaty bacon bones
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 400g of yellow or green split peas washed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 3 sprigs thyme (optional)
  • Crusty bread to serve


  1. Add water to a pot and bring to the boil.
  2. Sautee onion, garlic, carrots and celery in a medium pan with oil.
  3. Lightly brown bacon bones on the pan for extra flavour.
  4. Add all ingredients to the boiling water and cook for 1-2 hours or until ham falls off the bone.
  5. Remove bacon bones, peel meat and add back into the soup.
  6. Allow to slightly cook then serve.


  • If you soak split peas overnight they will cook faster