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Country-Style Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  Dried split peas 1 Pound
  Water 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Ham hocks 2 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Stalk celery 1 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste (Optional)
Directions

Combine first 7 ingredients in a Dutch oven.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 1 hour or until peas are soft.
Remove ham hock.
Put the pea mixture through a food mill or sieve.
Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated.
Add salt to taste, and garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Servings: 
6

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