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Friday, March 5, 2010

Split Pea soup

1/4 c. unsalted butter
1 meaty ham bone or 2 smoked ham hocks
3 chopped Carrots
2 chopped Celery stalks ,
1 chopped Onion

5 cups water
5 cups chicken or vegetable stock (less salt)
1 pkg. green split peas (washed and drained)

2 potatoes peeled and cubed

Salt & pepper and garlic powder to taste

2 tbsp. dry sherry

add butter in a big pot , add in the ham,carrots,cellery,onion cook on medium heat for 10 minutes .

add water,stock,split peas bring to a boil and then lower to simmer ..let simmer for 1 1/2 hours

Remove the ham bone and shred the meat from the bone, removing any excess fat. Return the meat to the soup.
add in the potatoes and continue simmering till potatoes cook through (15 minutes)
remove from heat .

add the Salt(taste before adding any salt ! ), pepper , garlic powder to taste and add in the dry sherry . stir and serve .

This soup freezes real well and is great on those cold wintry days . Enjoy with croutons or unsalted crackers .


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