Slow cooker, crockpot, whatever you use....this Split Pea with Ham Soup is comfort food at it's finest!
Course: Dinner, lunch, Soup
Keyword: crockpot, slow cooker, soup, split pea
2carrotspeeled and diced
3/4cupRiesling or other dry white wine
1ham bone or 1 1/2 cups small diced ham
12ouncesdried split peas
6-7cupsvegetable stock or chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over med-high heat and add the onions, cooking until softened. Add the carrots and celery. Continue to cook the vegetables until they just start to caramelize. Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute. Add the bay leaf, nutmeg and wine stirring with a wooden spoon and scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook until the wine is reduced by half.
Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker and add the ham, peas and stock. Stir to combine and season lightly with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours. Taste for seasoning and add salt/pepper as needed. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 36 hours. The soup can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.