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.
- 2 cups dried split peas, yellow or green
- 2 quarts water
- 1 cup cubed hard salami
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2-3 carrots, sliced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 1 T. or more salt
- black pepper to taste