I never had it as a kid, did you? Do you like it?
Well, my grandmother made pea soup & I was a convert!
So I will share our method.
(Nothing scientific or measured here...)
1 bag of split peas
diced carrots (probably a cup - but more is more!)
diced onion (1 large onion as a minimum)
diced celery (probably a cup)
salt & pepper to taste
smoked turkey legs (most people use ham here, but I don't eat ham.) I use about 3... I have been told that you can mke this without meat...
Boil the smoked turkey legs in water until the meat is falling off the bone. Fish out the meat and bones & set them aside. Once they are cool enough to handle, remove the bits that you don't want to eat and chop up the meat into bite sized pieces.
Add the peas & veggies to the cooking water and retun to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Simmer till soft, stirring often. (About 30 minutes.)
Once the peas have broken down & your veggies are soft, add the meat to the pot, serve once the meat is warmed back up.
I have another recipe for cookies - maybe my favorite cookie of all times - that says to add flour till stiff... Fun to make these "just do" recipes.