Pea Soup


  • 1/2 cup dried split peas
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 hambone
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup milk or light cream, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh curly parsley


  1. Cover the peas with cold water and soak several hours or overnight.
  2. Rinse the peas. Add the water, ham bone, onion, and oregano. Simmer 3 hours or until the peas are soft.
  3. Puree the soup mixture in a food processor or blender.
  4. In a small pan, melt the butter and stir in the flour until smooth.
  5. Return the soup mixture to the pot and stir in the butter and flour mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the milk or light cream and reheat just short of boiling.
  7. Garnish with the parsley.


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