Thursday, September 26, 2013

French Canadian Pea Soup

French Canadian Pea Soup

"A traditional dish for Fridays (a legacy from Quebec's religious past.)" 

       We were chatting with Mike and Trish the other day and she reminded me of this soup I made before at his time, great for a cooler fall day. So I picked a small bone in Ham, a lb of quick cook yellow peas, removed the bone and whipped up a pot of this tasty soup I remember from my childhood lunches. Accompanied by a ham sandwich is "Awesome!"  

Ingredients

1 lb yellow split dried peas
8 cups water
1  ham bone
1 large onions, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped finely
1/4 cup carrots, grated or chopped finely 1 teaspoon dried savory


Directions

1. Wash and sort peas, place in a large pot
2. Add ham bone, onion, celery, carrots, dried savory and 1 tsp salt.
3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer intil peas are very tender about 1 hour or more.
4. Remove ham bone, remove meat, chop it up and return meat to soup.
5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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