Split Pea Soup

This is a great soup to cook in a crockpot while you are at work. Add a salad and some good bread, and your dinner is waiting for you at the end of a long day. The soup freezes well in a zippered plastic bag. You can reheat it in the microwave or on the stove. If you don't have hard salami, add some cut up frankfurters or other cured meat.


Wash and sort peas. Add water, bring to boil with other ingredients. Simmer for 2-3 hours (covered) or for 8-10 hours at low in a crockpot. Mash the peas in the pot, or pureé the soup (not the salami or bay leaf). Adjust seasoning. This recipe works just as well with lentils instead of split peas.
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