1 bag of yellow or green split peas
2 pork neckbones
2 carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 of a medium sized onion, diced
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 cups of water
1 to 2 teaspoons of salt (to taste)
Rinse split peas in a colander (strainer.)
Place all ingredients except for the salt in a crock pot or whatever other brand of slow cooker.
Cook on low for 8 or 9 hours. Soup is done when it thickens and the pork is falling off of the bones.
Stir in salt to taste, adding a little at a time.
Remove bones and allow soup to cool a little before serving. It will thicken a little more upon standing. In fact, it will be "as thick as pea soup."
|Busy Day Split Pea Soup made with yellow split peas|
Serve with bread or crackers for a more complete meal.