Melt butter or warm oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and about half the salt; saute until golden and just starting to brown. Add all remaining ingredients. Vary water amount based on your cooker; water should completely cover vegetables and split peas.Slow cook on high 4-6 hours. Serve with a crusty bread and drizzle soup with a bright herb infused oil or fresh chopped herbs.
TO MAKE A FREEZER MEAL:
Put all the vegetables and ham (and even split peas and herbs, if you want) in a ziplock, squeeze out all the air, and freeze. On soup day, remove from freezer, put in slow cooker with seasonings, and add an hour to time. You do NOT need to saute the onions! Freeze them diced but raw.
Split pea soup usually uses smoked ham hocks, which are a great way to season the broth as well as add some meat. However, it's messy and fingertip-burning to handle the hock and cut the meat away to return to the soup when cooked the traditional way. A more expensive, but far easier and just as tasty method is to use a single ham steak (or dice up part of a larger ham roast, so long as it's smoked), cut it into nice little cubes, and add some bouillon or stock rather than a marrowful ham hock bone. It's a shortcut worth taking.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (121g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 8 (50%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.9g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.1g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 26.7mg||1 %|
|Potassium 91.6mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.7g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 1.3g|
|Protein 0.3g||0 %|
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Calories per serving: 16
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