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Norwegian Yellow Pea Soup

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“I have a Norwegian born DBIL. He really enjoys food but especially those native to his family history. I am posting recipes which are very similar to those that my sister cooks for him. I am especially choosing to post those dishes which I have personally enjoyed eating in their home. I am also posting these recipes because of ZWT 2010. Preparation time does not include the overnight soak of the yellow peas.”
1hr 15mins
1 pot soup

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  1. First, soak 1-pound whole or split peas in cold water overnight.
  2. The peas will swell so make sure to more than cover them with water.
  3. Rinse, drain, and pick over the peas before adding to soup pot along with ham bone with enough water to more than cover them.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients.
  5. Simmer covered for about 45 minutes on low to medium heat.
  6. Check soup about every 15 minutes to make certain that it has enough water and also to stir to prevent burning.
  7. Remove ham bone from pot.
  8. Cut off the bone whatever meat still clings to it and add those pieces to the soup.
  9. Serve.

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