Also, 10 slices of Tesco Value ham is £1.09. I use 5 slices per 2 tins, so 5 slices of ham - 55p and 2 tins of mushy peas - 12p!
Now, not many people (especially youngsters like myself) like mushy peas it seems. However, you can make a great pea and ham soup that will give 2 people a decent size portion using 2 cans.
2 cans of mushy peas.
1 pack of smoked ham (I buy the cheapest I can get as quality isn't top on my priority list).
1 vegetable or chicken stock cube.
Salt and pepper to taste.
And that's it!
Of course, add whatever else you want, experiment!
If you're cooking on a stove top, you may as well get the heat going.
If you're cooking in a microwave as I do, heat them on full power for 2 minutes.
If you're cooking in a microwave, it probably will be done by now. Add the mug of stock to the bowl of peas, stir and put back in the microwave for 2 more minutes.
If you're cooking on a stove, just chuck in the mug of stock.
I use 5 slices (half a pack) per 2 tins of peas, but as with any recipe, add more or less, up to you.
If you decide to blend, i've found the best approach is to use a hand held blender. Much less washing up for a start! And you also have better control over how well blended you want your soup.
As you can see, the two results are very different.
And all for 67p!