New Style Split Pea Soup

New Style Split Pea Soup

Try this new twist on a traditional Canadian recipe. Perfect on a cold winter day. Make sure to season with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

Pea Soup with Bacon. Perfect on a cold winter day.

New Style Split Pea Soup

Ingredients

  • ½ pound slab bacon, diced
  • 1 leek, diced
  • 1 pound green split peas
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3-4 small potatoes, peeled and diced
  • bay leaf
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium soup pot, Saute bacon and leek for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add peas, bay leaf and water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Add carrot, celery, potato. Simmer until carrots are tender and potato is cooked, about 20 minutes.
  5. Stir to combine before serving. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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  • I was going to blend the split peas before I added the other stuff, but they lost form and made the soup a lot thicker. I threw all the ingredients into a crock pot, didn’t rinse the peas and threw the ham bone in with all the meat on. I cooked it on high for several hours.

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