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Ham And Pea Casserole

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Ingredients
  Dried peas 450 Gram
  Soda bicarbonate 5 Milliliter
  Chicken stock 700 Milliliter
  Cooking oil 30 Milliliter
  Ham steaks 4 , cut into 15 millimeter strips
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Celery sticks 4 , sliced
  Carrots 2 , cut into sticks
  Black pepper To Taste
  Sugar 10 Milliliter
  Bouquet garni 1
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Cover peas with 550ml (1 pt) cold water.
Add bicarbonate of soda and soak overnight.
Drain the peas and put into a pan.
Add the stock Bring to boil and continue to boil for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and gently fry but do not brown the ham.
Add onion, celery and carrots.
Continue to cook until all fat has been absorbed.
Add the peas and stock pepper, sugar and bouquet garni.
Bring to the boil and transfer to the Slo cooker.
Cook for the recommended time.
Add salt to taste.
If 'mushy' peas are preferred, cook for the longer time and add an additional 150ml (1/4 pt) stock at the beginning.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Interest: 
Everyday

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