Pea Soup

I received this recipe in a French Canadian cooking class taught by a chef at La Veille Gare in the 90s. It has remained my favorite pea soup.
Pea Soup
Pea Soup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    onion

  • 1

    carrot

  • 2

    sticks celery

  • 1/2

    c low sodium chicken soup base

  • 1

    c chopped ham meat

  • 1

    ham bone broken in half

  • pepper to taste

  • 16

    cups water

  • 4

    c split green peas (if using yellow peas, soak overnight)

Directions

Finely chop onion, carrot and celery. Combine all ingredients except peas in a very large pot, bring to a rolling boil and then add the peas. Boil until the peas are soft and almost all blended in, stirring from time to time to prevent sticking. Green peas take approximately 3/4 hour to cook, yellow peas take longer.

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