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Grandma Hope's Pea Soup Recipe

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Ham bone
1 cup of diced ham
Package of dried peas
2 carrots, peeled and diced small
3 stalks celery, diced small
1 large onion, diced small
peppercorns (12 - 14)
tsp. salt
tsp. nutmeg
1 bay leaf
no more than 4 cups water

Soak peas overnight.
Drain, then add ham bone, dried ham, peas, carrots, onion, celery, and spices.
Add liquid to cover solids in the soup pot but no more than 4 cups.
Bring to a boil then turn down to simmer. Cook for 3 hours.
Take the bay leaf out before either putting soup into a blender or mixer to smooth the mixture.

Note: Freezes well. Before serving, heat at low or medium heat, stirring continuously.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 - 6 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 - 20 minutes, not counting cooking time




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