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Soupe Au Pois a Memere (French Canadian Pea Soup)

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“My grandmother's pea soup recipe. This one has been made and enjoyed over and over in this household. You can use the green peas or the yellow peas or a combination of both. You can use a ham bone in lieu of the salt pork if you prefer.”
READY IN:
2hrs 10mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
10 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash and sort peas; soak in cold water overnight.
  2. Drain and place in a large pot; add water, parsley, salt pork, onion, celery, carrots, parsley, bay leaf, savory and 1 tsp salt.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until peas are very tender, about 2 hours, adding more water if needed.
  4. Remove salt pork; chop and return to soup. Discard bay leaf. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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