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This recipe for SPLIT PEA SOUP, by , is from Our Family Cookbook Vol 2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Larry Volk
Added: Thursday, October 1, 2009


1 pkg (32 oz) dried split peas
1 cup coarsely chopped raw carrots
! cup coarsely chopped raw celery
1 cup coarsely chopped raw onion
1 meaty ham bone, or 2 cups diced cooked ham
2 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
10 cups chicken stock or water
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot and simmer covered for about two hours.
Remove ham bone and set aside to cool.
Remove bay leaves.
Optional step - puree the soup in batches .
When cool, remove ham meat from the bone, dice and add to soup.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The puree step is optional. I have made this soup both ways, and both are good. It depends on if you like your pea soup smooth or with veggie chunks.




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