Artsoppa (Pea Soup)




Ingredients

  • 2 cups split peas
  • 8 cups cold water
  • Ham bone, scraps of baked ham
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram (optional)
  • Croutons (optional)

Procedure

  1. Rinse the peas and discard any that are shriveled or discolored.
  2. In a large saucepan or soup kettle, place the peas, water, ham bone and scraps, onion, carrot, and seasonings.
  3. Simmer on low heat for 2 to 3 hours, covered, stirring occasionally. Remove the ham bone and discard it.
  4. Serve, with croutons floating in each bowl, if desired.
Serves 6.


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