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Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joe Bonczek
Added: Monday, March 10, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. dried gree split peas
5 c. chicken broth
5 c. water
1 ham bone with meat or 2 smoke ham hocks
2 stalks celery chopped
1 onion chopped
3 carrots, chopped finely
1 leek, white part only
1 tsps. black pepper
salt to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Rinse peas, picking over vwell. Soak, covered with water by 1 inch, for 1/2 hour.
In large stock pot, combine peas, stock, and water; bring to a boil.Lower heat to medium and add the remaining ingredients.
Simmer 20 minutes, and reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring accasionally, for 40 minutes.
Serve with sherry if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was inspired by the British royal navy. I like it because if you don't have a ham bone available, the smoked ham hocks work very well and they are readily available at your grocery store.

 

 

 

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