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Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Ortiz

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Saute' till clear:
1 small onion, diced
3 ribs celery diced
1 tablespoon oil
( 2 strips of diced bacon optional)

add:
4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt
1 14 oz can chicken broth teaspoon dried rosemary (crushed
1 cup split peas, rinsed teaspoon dried thyme and pepper
3 bay leaves
2 diced carrots 1 cup cubed ham

Optional: ham hock or ham bone

simmer for 1 hour (stirring occasionally to prevent burning on the bottom of the pan)
Add 2 diced carrots - cook for additional hour
Remove ham bone and salvage ham bits/pieces
Add cooked ham back into soup.

REMOVE BAY LEAVES before serving

Directions:
Directions:
Rinse peas and place in a large pot.

Add saute'd veggies, chicken broth, and spices to the pot.

Simmer for 1 hour (stirring occasionally scraping the bottom to prevent burning).

Add 2 diced carrots - cook for additional hour

Remove ham bone and salvage ham bits/pieces.

(Whisk or blend for a creamier soup.)

Add cooked ham back into soup. (add additional ham if desired)

REMOVE BAY LEAVES before serving

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours (including simmering time)
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a wonderful "comfort soup". Served with croutons or crusty bread, it is a GREAT winter meal.

This recipe was given to me by my lifetime friend and dancing partner, Pami.

 

 

 

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