French Canadian Split Pea Soup

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"Serve with a nice fresh baguette and cut cheeses. "

Difficulty

Medium 👍
20
min.
Preparation
120
min.
Baking
10
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
cups
yellow split peas
¼
Ham bone
1
Carrots diced
Spanish onion diced
stalks
celery diced
½ tsp
Dried thyme or fresh
½ tsp
Dried basil or fresh
½
bay leaves
¾ cloves
Garlic minced
Salt & Pepper (your taste)
2 cups
Water or chicken broth
A pinch of cayenne
  • Step 1/7

    Place split peas, ham bone (with leftover meat on it), onion, celery, carrots, garlic, thyme, basil, bay leaves, cayenne and water or broth in a large heavy pot.

  • Step 2/7

    Bring to a boil skimming off any foam with a spoon.

  • Step 3/7

    Reduce heat to simmer and place a lid on your pot.

  • Step 4/7

    Make sure the lid is slightly ajar to allow a little steam to escape. Stir occasionally.

  • Step 5/7

    When peas are soft and soup is thick, about 2-1/2 hours, remove from heat.

  • Step 6/7

    Remove ham bone from the soup; strip any meat from bone, chop it and return to the soup. Discard bone.

  • Step 7/7

    Enjoy ~

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