Split Pea and Ham Soup

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2011, America's Test Kitchen TV

Simmering a leftover ham shank used to be a frugal way to stretch a meal. But what if you have to make do without the backbone of this soup?

SERVES 6 to 8

TIME 1¾ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Instead of the traditional hambone, we opted for a ham steak. Simmering the steak and some bacon in the broth made our Split-Pea and Ham Soup recipe smoky and meaty. Unsoaked peas absorbed the pork-enriched broth so that every layer of the ...

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