In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil.
Add the onions.
Season with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper.
Saute for 2 minutes.
Add the garlic, bay leaf, and split peas and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the broth and ham.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or more, until the peas are tender.
Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
Remove the bay leaf and discard.
Add the milk and, using a hand-held blender or potato masher, process until smooth.
Add the hot sauce if desired and serve hot.
NOTE: can be done in crockpot on high for 4-5 hours
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (453g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 58 (14%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 6.4g||9 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.9g||10 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.9g|
|Cholesterol 51mg||16 %|
|Sodium 2134.2mg||74 %|
|Potassium 1045.6mg||28 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 52.3g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 15.7g||63 %|
|Sugars, other 36.7g|
|Protein 38.7g||55 %|
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Calories per serving: 423
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