Friday, January 11, 2019

Split Pea Soup

This soup is devoured every time I make it. But, every time I make it, the recipe varies. I’ll tell you how it came together tonight. The result was as great as every other time! Making the soup and enjoying my kitchen because it smells like life! 
What you will need.

Split Pea Soup 

Half pound of dried split peas 
6 cups of chicken broth
2 bay leaves 
1 tablespoon of dehydrated onions 
1 carrot peeled and chopped fine 
1/2 pound of lean chunks of ham
1/2 cup of heavy cream (or milk, or tonight I used half&half) 

Prepare the peas according to package directions. Chuck all of the ingredients except the heavy cream into a nice sturdy cook pot. 
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 1 hour. Purée to the thickness you desire and leave chunks or don’t purée at all. That’s the beauty of soup. Make it how you best enjoy it Add the heavy cream and as much black pepper to your taste.

There’s something so earthy and satisfying about this soup. I’m pretty sure if you read the nutritional label on the split pea bag you’ll understand. It’s healthy ( minus the hog)  The hog tastes good though, I think you’ll agree. 

It’s not exciting to look at in the bowl. We might eat with our eyes but, this is best enjoyed by your tongue. Hoping you’ll make this or any version of homemade Split Pea Soup soon. 

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