Let older children help with chopping and measuring; younger ones will have fun sorting out any small stones that may have ended up in the dried peas.
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Rating: 3 stars
I found that it was very thick when it hit the 6 hr mark. I think next time I will do less time, and maybe a few less peas. Otherwise, pretty good soup
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is our favorite pea soup recipe and so easy in the crock pot! After reading the other reviews, I added the stock to the crock pot without heating it up. I also didn't add any extra salt as it seemed to have plenty of seasoning from the ham.
Another idea to absorb heat from boiling water place a large metal spoon in crockpot whie pouring water into pot, will absorb heat. I do this when making ices tea in a glass..
Is there a substitute for ham hocks for vegetarians
This soup is delicious! I didn't use the boiling broth for fear of cracking my crockpot insert. I just basically put everything in the pot, covered with broth and let it go for 6 hours on high! I also didn't add salt in the beginning for fear of toughening the peas. I'm glad I didn't because the broth and ham hocks give it such good flavor it really didn't need salt at all!!
Beware - the boiling broth may crack your ceramic insert in your crockpot! I was just in the middle of making this soup and boiled the broth on the stove and then slowly poured it into my crockpot when I heard a lot of cracking. It cracked my ceramic insert and now I'm left with a broken crockpot. So bummed. It makes sense as the ceramic insert should heat up slowly with the crockpot. Surprised no one else has had this problem.
Delicious. I halved the recipe and made some changes -- used a ham shank, eyeballed the carrots/onions and probably went a little heavier than as written, kept celery, bay leaf -- I make split pea soup often and never used thyme before, but, it was a wonderful addition. DH loves this soup -- it's so easy and a keeper.