Sunday, October 15, 2006

Pea Soup

Yes, that's right. Pea soup. I grew up with it, and I do like it. You may take it or leave it.

6 c. water
1 c. chopped carrot
1 c. chopped celery
1 lb. dried split peas
1 T. dried parsley
1 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 lb. smoked sausage or ham bone

Mix ingredients in Dutch oven, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 and a half to two hours or until peas are tender. (My experience has been that it takes more time rather than less to allow the peas to completely cook.) Remove bay leaves.

Serves 8

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