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Well why not? The Pea Soup too: RECIPE: PEA SOUP


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Posted to Thread #8808 at 3:09 am on Nov 25, 2007

This is my father's best soup he loved to make this for everyone and those who didn't like peas love this soup. This is real personal so I really hope you enjoy this soup. My father was a great great man, I miss him terribly but... making this soup is like an afternoon visit with him.

HOWARD BEEKER’S PEA SOUP


Ingredients:

16 oz bag dried peas (in soup isle)
˝ onion, diced
1 stalk celery, chopped then minced
4 to 5 sliced hot dogs
1 ham bone (can use ham hocks)
2 cups cubed ham
4 to 5 sliced sausages (optional)
2 cups potatoes, pealed and cubed
water


Spices to Taste:

Salt
Pepper
Celery salt
Dry mustard (a pinch)



Step 1

Wash peas and sort with warm water.

Step 2

Soak peas in water, with enough water to cover the peas. Soak for minimal of 2 hours, can soak over night with pot covered.

Step 3

Rinse and wash peas in colander. Place peas back in a large stock pot. Add water slightly less than half of pot. Add ham bone (or ham hock), and then simmer for about 1 hour.

Step 4

Add onion, celery, cubed ham, sausages, and potatoes. Add spices to taste, to your taste. Stir. Cook for 1 hour on medium high, stirring often. Cover, but leave cover slightly ajar, just enough to let out steam. Lower cooking temperature to a medium low heat and cook for another hour or until peas or tender and start to break up and mix into soup. May have to add more water, need to keep water slightly less than half of pot or if soup is too thick.

Step 5

Add hot dogs. Stir. Lower the cooking temperature to a low set temperature. Simmer for another hour or until the desired pea texture, creamy and not too thick, if needed, add additional water. Be careful not to thin out soup. Stir. Add any additional spices if desired.

Step 6

Serve hot.


Note: May have to add water if water is too low. You will have to add water several times while making soup. Be careful, you do NOT want a thin soup, so add water very little at a time, and stir after each addition until right consistency.


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