When cool enough to handle, remove meat from ham hocks and return to pan. https://www.marthastewart.com/337619/split-pea-soup-with-ham Remove ham hocks, allow to cool. My son (8) had it for breakfast! Add the celery, pork bone, ham and onions. I did use a leek instead of celery and ham stock cubes. I live in Scotland and found Tasty Kitchen after my sis, who lives in TX told me about Pioneer Woman. Add split peas, ham hocks, broth, and bay leaves. Add the peas, stock, and salt and pepper, to taste. 3 mornings running. Add enough water to cover ham hocks. https://www.womansday.com/.../recipes/a10672/split-pea-soup-122068 Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to medium and simmer about 45 minutes, or until peas are almost soft, adding water as needed. Possibly the best soup I ever made. It’s opened up a whole new world of recipes to me.

I did not puree the soup. Cook stirring for 5 to 10 minutes. The idea here is to make this soup thick, so puree as much or as little as you like. x