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Split Pea And Ham Soup

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Ingredients
  Dried split peas 1 Pound (2 Cups)
  Water 12 Cup (192 tbs)
  Smoked ham bone 1 (Plus Any Meat Scraps)
  Finely chopped onions 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 Medium)
  Finely chopped carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs) (3 Medium)
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Stalk And Leaves)
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Combine the peas and water.
Bring to the boil.
Remove from the heat and let stand 1 hour.
Skim any impurities from the top.
Add the bone, vegetables, and seasonings but not the salt.
Simmer uncovered about 2 hours or until the peas are tender.
Taste, add salt if necessary.
Remove bone and bay leaf.
Chop any meat from the bone back into the soup.
For a smooth soup, pass through a sieve or food mill or use a blender.
Return to saucepan.
Heat through.
For better flavour, serve the day.
Garnish with croutons (fall grilled steak menu) or 1 tsp sour cream or 1 tsp lightly salted whipped cream on top of each bowl.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Soup
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Split Pea
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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