Split Pea. (Im sure this might get a response similar to asparagus) Nothing is better in my book than a bowl of split pea soup. Well maybe black bean. Split Pea Soup (from memory) 1 Bag split peas 2 ham hocks 1 lb diced ham 2 celery stalks (dice) 1 lg onion (dice) 2 carrots (dice) 1 Red Bell Pepper (dice) 2-5 Jalepeneos (Dice) 2 Qts Chicken Stock (more for thinning the soup) 2-3 Bay Leaves Salt, Pepper and Red Pepper Flakes TT Place all ingredients in a stock pot and simmer slow till peas are soft or place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hours. When peas are soft remove hocks and bay leaves. Puree to desired consistency. Serve with crusty bread. Drizzle a little evoo over the top of the soup when in serving bowls and sprinkle a few red pepper flakes.