Thick pea and ham soup
4 -6 pints (approx) ham stock (big saucepan full : )
2 onions (chopped)
1 tsp pepper
4-6 carrots (peeled and sliced)
1 lb (approx) new potatoes cut into large cubes
2 tsp vegetable stock powder (if needed, taste the stock first)
8oz diced ham
1 large mug of split peas
salt to taste (may not be necessary)
Bring stock to a boil and add the onions and sage, simmer for 10 minutes then add the split peas, carrots and potatoes. Simmer until peas are cooked and very soft and soup is thickened, Taste for seasoning and add the vegetable stock powder if need to .
Add the ham and cook for a few more minutes, Season with pepper and salt if necessary but probably won't need the salt as the stock will be salty enough.
Sorry not a very exact recipe but I sort of play it by ear and its very tasty and filling : )