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Split Peas Soup

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This week Rebecca is showing you how to make a New Year's treat, split pea soup. A warm, delicious, favorite of many, go ahead and start the New Year off right with this tasty dish!
Ingredients
  Onion 1
  Ham steak 1 , cut into 1 inch pieces
  Chicken broth 4 Can (40 oz)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Split peas 1 Pound (Or 2.5 Cups)
  Bay leaves 2
  Pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Carrots 7 , cut into 1 inch pieces
  Potatoes 8 , cut into 1 inch pieces
Directions

MAKING
1. In large pot over high heat add ham and cook until some of the fat has been rendered.
2. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Add chicken stock, water, peas, bay leaves and pepper; stir to combine.
4. Simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the peas are very soft and become smooth in the broth when stirred.
5. Bring soup to a boil and add carrots and potatoes. Boil for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
6. Check seasonings adding more salt and pepper if necessary.

SERVING
7. Serve hot with crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Servings: 
6
A real good treat for the winters is this Split Pea Soup. A warm, delicious, favorite of many. Watch this video to learn a simple recipe of this classic soup. You will love this age old traditional recipe. Bon App├ętit!

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