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Classic French Canadian Yellow Pea Soup

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Okay so this is my interpretation of French Canadian Pea soup, there are many variations all of them good, but this one suits my palate. Hopefully it suits yours as well; as with all recipes, feel free to make changes and make it your own.
Ingredients
  Yellow peas 3 Cup (48 tbs) (split or whole, soaked overnight as per package instructions)
  Chicken stock 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Ham bone 1 Pound
  Bacon 1⁄2 Pound
  Carrot 3 Medium, chopped
  Onion 2 Medium, chopped
  Celery ribs 3 Medium, chopped
  Bay leaf 2 Medium
  Garlic clove 2 Medium, minced
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Thyme 2 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) Place a heavy stock pot on medium-high heat, add bacon and brown but not too crispy.
2) Lower the heat, add the onions and celery, just sweat these down.
3) Add rest of the ingredients except vinegar, bring up to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer. Cover and cook for about 2 hours stirring occasionally.
4) Remove the ham bone, cut off any meat and add back to the soup.
5) Lastly stir in the vinegar.

SERVING
6) Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with some dinner rolls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pea
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6
A hearty and warm soup is all you want in a chilled, wintery evening. This yellow split pea soup cooked in French Canadian style, is just perfect for this purpose. Watch the video to learn the steps for preparing this soup and feel warm in those wintery evenings.

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