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Homey Split Pea Soup

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“This is a very comforting soup that I make often. Mild but delicious, my children have loved it since they were tots. DH likes his soup with a bit of texture, so only half is pureed, but for those of you who prefer a creamier soup, you can puree the entire pot. A leftover ham bone, smoked turkey wings, or Canadian bacon all have worked well when ham hocks weren't available. The original recipe came from The Good Food, Soups, Stews and Pastas cookbook.”
READY IN:
2hrs
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a dutch oven, over medium heat, saute the carrot, celery and onion in the butter and olive oil until soft.
  2. Stir in the garlic for an additional minute of cooking.
  3. Add the stock, split peas, potatoes, ham hocks, bay leaf and thyme; bring to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the peas and potatoes are tender, (1 to 1 1/2 hours).
  5. Remove the bay leaf.
  6. Remove and shred the ham hocks.
  7. Remove and puree half of the soup mixture in a blender of food processor.
  8. Return the pureed mixture, along with the shredded meat, to the pot.
  9. Add salt and greshly ground pepper to taste.

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