Monday, March 26, 2012

Split Pea Soup

I hadn't had split pea soup in forever, so I looked up some recipes for it online. None seemed similar to the one my mom used to make, and they all called for ham hocks, which require de-boning. I used delicious bacon instead and used ideas from several recipes to formulate my own. It turned out great and was eaten up faster than any other soup I've made recently.

1/4 stick butter
1 large chopped onion
3 stalks chopped celery
3 carrots chopped
1 1/2 cups green split peas
5 bacon strips, sliced
8 cups water
2 tsp marjoram
2 bay leaves
4 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 can evaporated milk

In a stock pot, melt the butter and saute the veggies and garlic about 8 minutes.
Add the pork and spices. Stir 1 minute.
Add the peas, bacon, milk, and water.
Bring to a boil.
Simmer for 1 hour, 20 minutes.
Serve hot or store overnight in the refrigerator and reheat.

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