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Split Pea and Bacon Soup

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“This is from 1000 Great Recipes. Posting for ZWT3. “This soup is also called ‘London Particular,’ because of the city’s smog. The fogs in turn were named ‘pea-soupers.’””
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan and cook the back bacon until the fat runs.
  2. Stir in the onion, carrot and celery and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the split peas and then the stock. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer for 45-60 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350*. Bake the bread for about 20 minutes, until crisp and brown, and then cut into a dice.
  5. Grill the streaky bacon until very crisp, then chop finely.
  6. When the soup is ready, season to taste and serve hot with the chopped bacon and croutons.

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