Post by cuteascountry_Shortcake on Jun 5, 2005 11:44:20 GMT -6
Homey Split Pea Soup
2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 pound dried split green peas 10 cups chicken stock 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced Smoked meat such as 2 smoked ham hocks, or smoked turkey wings, or a ham bone 1 bay leaf 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme Freshly ground pepper
Saute' carrot, celery and onion in the butter and olive oil until soft. Add garlic and saute' one minute more. Add stock, split peas, potatoes, meat, bay leaf and thyme; bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, partially covered, until the peas and potatoes are tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaf. Remove meat and shred. Puree' the pea mixture in a blender or food processor. Return the meat to the pot. Add pepper to taste.
Amy in Fort Wayne, IN Printed in Nancy's Kitchen Newsletter 6/05/05