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                        JIM'S YELLOW SPLIT PEA SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Jw
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Split Peas
    1                    Ham bone or 2 pork hocks
    1                    Large Onion, chopped
    1                    Large Carrot, diced
    2                    Celery Stalks w/ leaves
    1       cl           Garlic, minced
    1                    Bay leaf
    1                    Chile pepper, crushed
      1/2   ts           Thyme
    2       tb           Flour, opt'l
                         Salt, pepper, and hot
                         -sauce to taste
 
   Simmer the peas with the ham bone 2 1/2 hrs. Add the
   other ingredients and simmer 1/2 hr more. Remove the
   bone and cut off the meat. Return the meat to the pot.
   Scoop out a 1/2 cup of the pea mixture, puree and
   return to the pot OR make a slurry or water and 2
   Tablespoons flour and add; cook until soup thickens.
   Adjust the seasonings and serve.
   
   Variations: Use a chicken or turkey carcass and
   chopped bacon. Add chopped cooked sausage at the end
   of the cooking process. Add a small amount of turnip.
   Add oregano, marjoram or sage. Add a tablespoon of
   tomato paste.
  
 
 
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