Emeril's Simple Split Pea Soup
Emeril Lagasse's Slow-Cooker Recipe Challenge
Emeril Lagasse shared his slow-cooked recipe for Simple Split Pea Soup with "Good Morning America."
Combine all of the ingredients in the crock of a slow cooker and cover. Cook until the peas are creamy, stirring occasionally, about six hours on low. Remove the lid and stir using a wooden spoon.
Mash the peas with the back of the spoon and adjust seasoning if necessary. If desired, remove the ham hock and, when cool enough to handle, pull meat from bones and return the meat to the soup. Discard skin and bones. Serve hot.
Yield: 3 quarts
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia