Foodie Friday : Split Pea Soup

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Here’s a hearty Foodie Friday lunch for you on a cold winter’s day:

Split Pea Soup

Soak 1 cup green split peas in 1 quart boiling water for 3 hours or overnight.  Drain.

Cook 1 chopped white onion and 2 cloves garlic in 1 Tablespoon oil until soft. Add soaked, drained split peas and 1 Litre chicken broth.  Add 1-2 cups chopped cooked ham (or ham bones or ham hocks). Add bay leaf (if desired).

Simmer 2 hours or until very soft. Serve with crusty bread and cheese.

(Optional: Substitute bacon for ham. Cook 1/4 pound bacon, drain fat, and 15 minutes before end.)

Bon appetit!

Calm Pond

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