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Dutch Split Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  Leeks 1 Pound
  Sliced bacon 1⁄2 Pound, chopped
  Peeled diced celery root/Chopped celery 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Onion 1⁄2 Pound, chopped (1 Large)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green split peas 1 Pound, sorted of debris and rinsed
  Regular strength chicken broth 1 Quart
  Kielbasa 1 Pound, sliced 1/2 inch thick (Polish)
  Parsley sprigs 3
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Cut off and discard tough green tops, outer leaves, and root ends from leeks.
Split leeks lengthwise and rinse well; slice thinly and set aside.
In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat, stir bacon often until brown.
With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels; set aside.
Discard all but 2 tablespoons fat from pan.
To pan, add leeks, celery root, onion, and chopped parsley.
Stir often over medium heat until vegetables are limp, about 15 minutes.
Return bacon to pan with split peas, broth, and 1 quart water.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Cover and simmer until peas are mostly dissolved, about 1 1/2 hours; stir soup occasionally.
Add kielbasa.
Stir often until sausage is hot, about 10 minutes longer.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pea
Servings: 
14

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