Split pea soup for lunch today

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by limey, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. limey

    limey Guest

    Well, we have our usual dire predictions each year when the first snowfall
    is arriving.
    Today's the day (but sometimes it doesn't happen).

    Anyway, it's cold outside and great weather for a rib-sticking soup, which
    is almost ready for lunch.

    Green Split Pea Soup

    2 cups green split peas
    8 cups hot water
    Flavoring - ham bone, bacon or ham hocks
    1 garlic clove, finely chopped (I used 2)
    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 stalks celery, chopped (with leaves if possible)
    1 carrot, chopped (I added this)
    Salt and pepper to taste

    1. Sort and wash peas in a colander under cold running water
    2. Combine all ingredients, heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 1
    hour and 15 minutes, or until peas are very soft.
    3. Put through coarse strainer. (I'll use my hand blender.) Reheat and
    8 servings.

    I took the recipe from the package and adjusted it to suit.

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