*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                               Split Pea Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :4:30
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Soup
                 Pork And Ham                     High Fiber
                 Healthy
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          split peas
    2      quarts        water
    1 1/2  pounds        smoked ham hocks -- or ham bone
    1      cup           chopped celery
      1/2  cup           chopped onion
      1/2  cup           carrots -- chopped
    1                    bay leaf
      1/4  teaspoon      thyme
                         salt and pepper
 
 Wash and sort peas; add water.  Bring to boiling; simmer 2 minutes.
 Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.  Add ham hocks,
 vegetables, bay leaf and thyme; heat to boiling.  Reduce heat and
 simmer, covered, 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until peas are soft.  Remove
 bone; cut off meat and dice.  If desired, put vegetable mixture
 through a food mill, blender or sieve.  Return meat to soup; season
 with salt and pepper.  Makes about two quarts.
 
 
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