Large onion diced
2 medium diced potatoes

One tablespoon lemon juice

3 bay leaves

1 cup fresh peas

1 teaspoon dried thyme

10-14ozs split Peas

2 handfuls bacon bones

1 diced stalk of celery


Place bacon bones, dried peas, onion, celery, bay leaves and thyme in a large saucepan, cover with water. Bring to the boil, place cover on and simmer for 50 minutes till peas are cooked. Remove bay leaves and bacon bones, skim off any excess fats and add the potatoes and simmer till tender. Then add the fresh peas and continue cooking until peas are hot. Serve hot.