Another favorite from Appetite for Reduction. This is the recipe responsible for my love affair with smoked paprika. Thanks to my favorite spice, you don't miss the gross ham hock in this soup at all! It's easy to make, has simple ingredients, and is so satisfying. Next time I am going to try adding chopped celery in with the onions. I just think split pea soup demands onions, carrots, AND celery. It should make this soup even more delicious. If not, oh well, we'll still love it.