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Split Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  Meaty ham bone/Ham hock 1
  Split peas 1 Pound, rinsed and sorted
  Water 3 Quart
  Lean bacon slice 5 , chopped
  Carrot 1 , chopped
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Green onion/Green part of leeks 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

Place ham hock, split peas, and water in a large soup kettle and bring to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered.
Saute' bacon until fat is rendered.
Stir in carrot and onion.
Saute' until bacon is browned.
Add to soup kettle with the rest of the ingredients.
Simmerfor3 hours or until meat falls off the bone.
Slice meat into serving pieces and discard bone.
Add meat to soup; taste and correct seasonings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Better Buy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Pea
Interest: 
Healthy

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