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French Canadian Split Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  Dry green split peas 1 Pound
  Meaty ham bone 1
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Instant chicken bouillon granules 1 Teaspoon
  Sliced carrot 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bacon slices 2
  Light cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
Directions

In kettle mix peas, ham bone, onion, bouillon granules, 8 cups water, 1/2 tea spoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Bring to boil.
Cover; reduce heat.
Simmer 1 1/2 hours; stir often.
Remove ham bone; dice meat.
Return meat to soup; add carrot and celery.
Simmer 30 minutes.
Cook bacon till crisp; drain and crumble.
Stir bacon, cream, and butter into soup; heat through.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Canadian
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Pea

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