French Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup

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Aug. 23, 2012

Cool weather means you need a hearty filling soup from Canada's north country... and this French Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup hits the spot.


Split peas 3 Cup (48 tbs) , soaked (yellow)
Chicken stock 8 Cup (128 tbs)
Ham bone 1
Bacon 1/2 Pound
Carrot 3 , chop
Onion 2 , dice
Celery 3 , chop (ribs)
Bay leaf 2
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , mince
Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Thyme 2 Tablespoon
Vinegar 2 Tablespoon



1. Place a heavy stock pot on medium high temperature for about a minute. Add bacon, and sauté until brown but not too crispy.

2. Reduce the temperature and insert onion and celery. Mix and cook until soften.

3. Then , add ham bone, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, sugar, yellow split peas, chicken stock, and carrots. Bring it to boil.

4. Then, reduce the heat and allow it to simmer, stirring occasionally for about 2 hours.

5. In the last few minutes of simmering, take the ham bone out, cut off the meat and put it right back into the pot.

6. Add vinegar and stir well.


7. Serve soup hot with dinner loaf.


You can add a little more stock or water, if you find your soup dry.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 125 Minutes
Ready In: 125 Minutes
Servings: 24

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 167Calories from Fat 26

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 203 mg8.46%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet