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Old Fashioned Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  Dry green split peas 1 Pound (2 1/4 Cups)
  Water 2 Quart
  Meaty ham bone 1
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried marjoram 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped carrot 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

In a large saucepan, cover peas with 2 quarts water; soak overnight.
(Or, combine peas and water. Bring to boiling; boil gently 2 minutes; soak 1 hour.) Add ham bone, onion, garlic salt, marjoram, and pepper.
Bring to boiling; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours.
Stir occasionally.
Remove bone and cut off meat.
Dice meat and return to soup with celery and carrot.
Cook slowly 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add salt to taste.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian

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