Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Split Pea Soup

3 cups dry split peas
6 1/2 cups water
8 cloves garlic (minced)
1 lg onion (diced)

In a large pot, saute' the garlic and onion with a little bit of oil until they are clear. Add the split peas and 6 1/2 cups of water. Let boil for 45 minutes stiring occasionally. (I use a pressure cooker, so I just heat to high for 6 minutes and they are all done.) When the peas are cooked through, add the seasonings to taste. I like about 1 tea fresh ground black pepper and 1 tea Lawrey's season salt. The kids love this meal because it is the only time I make fresh crispy bacon. We crumble that into our soup before eating it.
Last night, Alex had 3 bowls of the stuff.


Becka said...

Thank you Val! My dh loves split pea soup but I have been afraid to make it. i have never even had the opportunity to eat split pea soup and wouldn't even know how it is supposed to taste. I do however have a bag of spilt peas and some bacon in my freezer. I also have a need for an evening meal. I think I will try this soup.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

You are welcome!

It is so so very easy. If the peas are still together after the 45 minutes, just keep cooking until they fall apart. That is about it. You can add the bacon when you add the spices for a more traditional taste too...


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