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       Title: HABITANT PEA SOUP
  Categories: Soups
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       2 c  Yellow split peas
       8 c  Water
       2 lb Smoked ham hocks
       1 lg Onion, chopped
     1/2 c  Celery leaves, chopped
     1/2 ts Summer savory
     1/4 ts Thyme
       3 tb Fresh parsley, chopped
            Black pepper
            Salt
  
   Soak peas overnight. Drain the peas and place them in a large soup
   kettle with the water, ham hocks, onion, celery, and seasoning. Bring
   to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for three hours, stirring
   frequently. The peas are done when soft and creamy. Add black pepper
   and salt to taste.
   
   Traditional Quebec dish.
   
   Source:  Americas, September, 1995
  
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