GaGa Soup (pea and ham)

This is my granny’s or “gaga’s” soup. It really is excellent – dead simple and brings back great childhood West of Scotland memories.

Wot u need
2 mugs of dried yellow split peas -left in cold water overnight
1 packet of dried mixed veg (I use Whitworth’s Mixed Country Veg)
3 ham stock cubes
1.5 litres hot water + 0.5 litres to go
Salt and pepper

Wot u do
Drain the peas, add to pot, chuck in the dried veg and 1.5l stock add some salt and boil. Cut to a simmer, cover and cook for a further 60 minutes. Add another 0.5 litres of water and simmer for a further 30 minutes.

Top tip: Cook for longer (burn the arse out of the soup) for a richer taste. Cooled soup goes a bit thick but can be brought back to life with some hot water from the kettle.

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