Having had a delicious Easter Ham, we decided to use the left over for Split Pea and Ham Soup. But I've never made a split pea soup.
2.When the bacon is brown and crispy drain away the fat, leaving about 2 tbsp in the pot.
3.Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic to the pot and sauté for a few minutes.
5.Bring to a simmer and continue cooking until the soup is thick and the peas are completely soft.