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SOUPS

SPLIT PEA SOUP, American

When ham is on a company menu freeze the leftover bone and use at your convenience.

Ingredients
  • Leftover meaty bone from baked ham
  • 1 pound green split peas
  • 2 quarts water
  • Large onion, sliced
  • Medium carrot, sliced
  • Tops from 4 celery ribs
  • Bay leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
Preparation Instructions

Into a large saucepot turn all the ingredients; bring to a boil; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours. Remove bone and bay leaf. Puree liquid and vegetables in electric blender. Reheat, adding salt and pepper to taste. Makes a little over 2 quarts. Meat from hambone may be removed and diced and added to soup before reheating. If soup is made ahead and refrigerated, it may be thicker than you like; in this case dilute with water, stock or milk.

Contributed by CECILY BROWNSTONE, AP FOOD EDITOR, 1974

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