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-====== Split Pea Soup ====== 
-===== Ingredients ===== 
-  * 3 lbs. dried split peas 
-  * 3 lbs. chopped ham 
-  * 2 ham hocks and/or a ham bone 
-  * 1 c. butter 
-  * 6 c. finely chopped mirepoix 
-  * ¼ c. minced garlic 
-  * 6 qt. water or stock 
-  * 1 tbsp. crushed red pepper 
-  * 1 tbsp. salt 
-  * 1 tbsp. black pepper 
-  * 2 tbsp. fresh thyme 
-  * 4 bay leaves 
  
-===== Cooking ===== 
-  * Soak peas for 8 hours or overnight and drain. 
-  * Score ham hocks, cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer one hour. If using a raw ham bone, roast it in the oven until it starts to brown. 
-  * Melt the butter, add the mirepoix, and cook until soft. 
-  * Add the garlic to the mirepoix and cook for another few minutes. 
-  * Add the ham and the hocks and cook until beginning to brown. 
-  * Add the peas, salt, pepper, and red pepper and heat through. 
-  * Add the liquid, bay leaves, thyme, and the ham bone if you have one, and simmer until the peas are tender, adding water as needed. 
-  * Add cream and sherry to taste and serve.