Tuesday, October 30, 2018

French Pea Soup ~ Soupe Aux Pois

A hearty soup to warm you up
 on these colder days of Autumn.


2 cups split peas
(Not necessary to soak the peas)
1 cup chopped ham.
 (A ham bone, hocks, salt pork or
chopped bacon is nice also.)
1 box chicken broth, 900mls.
1 large chopped onion
2 celery stocks chopped
(I also add the leafy ends of the celery)
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove chopped
3 large carrots
1 small turnip
3 potatoes
1 tsp savory
1 tsp thyme 
pepper and
salt to taste.

Rinse the peas and add 
to the soup pot with the chicken stock,
onions, celery and bay leaf.
Bring to a boil.

Chop up turnip and carrots
add to pot.
Add water to cover the vegetables.

Chop up Potatoes
add to soup pot.

Add the spices, savory, thyme, salt and pepper.

Simmer on low for 1 1/2 hrs.

The last 1/2 hr. of cooking 
Add the cooked ham. 


Thanks for your visit xo

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