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                             Pea Soup with Pork
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Swedish                          Pork
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           (2 c) dried yellow Swedish
                         -peas -ÿÿdomestic
                         -yellow split peas
    5       c            Cold water
    2       md           Onions -- finely chopped
    1       md           Onion -- whole, peeled and
                         -studded with 2 cloves
    1       lb           Lean salt pork -- in 1 piece
    1       t            Majoram leaf -ÿÿ
      1/4   ts           Marjoam powder
      1/2   ts           Thyme
   Wash the dried peas in cold running water and place
   them in a 2-3 quart saucepan. Cover with 5 cups cold
   water and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil briskly
   for 2 or 3 minutes then turn off the heat and let the
   peas soak in the water for an hour. Skim off any pea
   husks that may have risen to the surface, add the
   finely chopped onion, the whole onion, salt pork,
   marjoram and thyme and again bring to a boil.
   Immediately lower heat and simmer with pot partially
   covered for about 1 1/4 hours or until peas are quite
   tender but have not fallen apart. Remove the whole
   onion and the salt pork from the soup and cut the pork
   in slices about 1/4 thick. This may be served in
   either of two variations. Place a few slices of pork
   in individual serving bowls. Season the hot soup with
   salt to taste and ladle it over the pork. Or, if you
   prefer, serve the soup alone, accompanied by a
   separate place of the sliced salt pok and spicy brown
   mustard. NOTE: If domestic yellow split peas are used,
   they need not be soaked for an hour. Wash them
   carefully, cover them with 4 cups cold water and
   proceed with the recipe as above. They will take
   somewhat less time to cook than the Swedish peas.
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