Easter has to be one of my favorite holidays for leftovers. We had an amazing ham yesterday with a ton of family and there were two huge ham bones leftover that I asked to take. There’s a great thrifty tip, don’t ever be ashamed to ask for leftovers! I will be able to use these two ham bones to make enough split pea soup for several meals as well as some for the freezer for later.
Do you have a ham bone from your Easter ham? Here’s the recipe I use. You can use this for the stove top too, but I love to throw everything into a crock pot and let it simmer all day.
What you need:
- 1 (16 oz.) pkg. dried green split peas, rinsed
- 1 meaty ham bone
- 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 ribs of celery plus leaves, chopped
- 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
- 1 tbsp. seasoned salt
- 1/2 tsp. fresh pepper
- 1 1/2 qts. hot water
What to do:
Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the order given; pour in water. Do not stir ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours until peas are very soft and ham falls off bone. Remove bones and bay leaf.
What’s your favorite Easter leftover recipe?
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