Tuesday, October 30, 2018

French Pea Soup ~ Soupe Aux Pois

I use split-peas for this
 hearty nutritious soup.

One bowl and you'll be back for a second. 


2 cups split peas,
I soak the peas overnight.
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
2 potatoes diced
1 tsp savory
1 tsp thyme 
pepper and
salt to taste.

Rinse the peas and add 
to the soup pot with the chicken stock,
add the onions, celery,  bay leaf and garlic.
Bring to a boil.
Simmer for 45 minutes.

Chop up carrots and turnip,  
and 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 for about 1/2 hour.

The last 15 minutes of cooking 
Add the cooked ham. 


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