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Split Pea Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Split Pea Soup, by , is from A Melange of Cultures, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Margaret Dayan
Added: Tuesday, October 20, 2009


1 pkg. dried green split peas
1 qt. water
1 qt. chicken broth
1 large onion, sectioned
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, scraped and sliced into rounds
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. marjoram
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper, to taste
1 bay leaf

Pick through dried split peas and remove any stones or such.
Add water and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Remove any scum that may form. Add onion and seasonings and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add carrots during last half hour of cooking. If soup is too thick, thin with a little water or chicken broth.

Good served with grated cheddar cheese and garlic toast.




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