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Split Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  Green split peas 1 Pound
  Ham bone 1
  Water 2 1⁄2 Quart
  Onions 3 , chopped
  Carrots 2 , peeled and diced
  Bay leaf 1
  Celery stalk tops 2 , chopped
  Parsley sprigs 3 , chopped
  Sherry 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1 .Wash peas and soak overnight if directions on package say to do so. Drain.
2. Place peas, ham bone, water, onion, carrots, bay leaf, celery tops, parsley, salt, and pepper in Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
3. Turn heat to low. Cover with vac-control valve closed. Simmer about 2 hours or until peas are mushy.
4. Remove ham bone. Remove any bits of ham from bone and reserve. Put soup through food press.
5. Return soup to Dutch oven. Add bits of ham. Heat thoroughly.
6. Just before serving stir in sherry and taste for seasoning, adding additional salt and pepper if needed.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pea
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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