|6 qt Chicken stock|
|1 each Ham hock|
|3 lb Green split peas|
|1 each Sachet-bay leaf,thyme whole clove and peppercorns crushed|
|Salt and Pepper as needed|
|Tabasco as needed|
|Worcestershire sauce as needed|
Add the chicken stock and ham hock and bring to a boil.
Rinse the split peas under cold water drain in a strainer. Add to the stock. Also add the sachet.
Cover and simmer until the peas are tender, approximately one hour.
Remove the ham bone and sachet . Pass the soup through a food mill.
Bring the soup back to a simmer.
Season to taste with salt, pepper, worcestershire and tabasco.
Remove meat from hock, dice and add meat to soup.