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Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Four cups yellow or green dried peas, rinsed well (may soak overnight)
Six quarts cold water
Ham bone or ham hocks
Large chopped onion
Three to four stalks of celery, chopped
One teaspoon salt, parsley, thyme and marjoram to taste
One to two quarts broth or water to your taste

Add peas to water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to maintain a gentle boil or simmer.
Add ham.
Remove ham after two hours.
Let cool; then cut into bite size pieces.
While bones are cooling, add the onion and celery, plus spices.
Add ham back in, and add the broth or water.
Simmer one hour more.




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