It was 37 again this morning and I’m bloody cold. It’s soup weather and if I make this , I’m afraid I’ll sit in it to get warm. Anyway this is the family, AKA the Swedish sides recipe and I’m afraid it isn’t vegetarian because if you leave out the pork it’s flat.
1 small package of split peas
1 onion chopped
2 carrots sliced
3 inch sprig of fresh rosemary
2 ham hocks
Salt to taste
- Place all ingredients in a large pot. Add water according to the pea package plus 2 cups. Cook until the peas mash when pressed with spoon, at least an hour.
- Remove the vegetables and blend until smooth. Remove meat from the bones and return vegetables to the pot. Mix well
Good with corn bread and honey butter.
This was my Swedish great- grandmother Hilda Sjoberg’s recipe and the rosemary was my mother’s addition.
I thought this went with the time of year.