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Old-Fashioned Split-Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  Quick cooking split green peas 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Fully cooked ham shank 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Onion 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), chopped
  Cut up carrot 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Parsley sprigs 2
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Bay leaf 1 , crumbled
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Chicken broth 13 3⁄4 Ounce
Directions

MAKING
1) In 3-1/2-quart kettle, combine peas and 1 quart water.
2) Bring to boiling.
3) Lower the heat; cover the kettle and simmer for 45 minutes.
4) Add more water if necessary.
5) Add ham shank and rest of ingredients; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
6) Remove ham shank from soup; cool; cut ham from bone; dice.
7) Through coarse sieve, press vegetables and liquid.
8) Return to kettle.
9) Add ham; reheat slowly, uncovered, until thoroughly hot, 15 minutes.

SERVING
10) Serve the split pea soup hot along with some bread.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pea
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
8

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