Ingredients

How to make it

  • • Place the bacon in a large soup pot and saute until cooked but not crisp
  • • Add water, peas, celery, carrot, onion, Basil, red pepper, garlic and bay leaf to the pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • • Boil on medium heat for 20 minutes, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until split peas are tender, stirring occasionally; about 1 hr.
  • • Let cool until you can touch the pot without getting burned.
  • • Find & remove the Bay leaf then press soup through fine sieve, or work it over with a good hand blender, and reheat just to boiling point.
  • This should serve 6 - 8 people and don’t forget the crackers. If you’re feelin fancy put a small dollop of sour cream on the soup when served. Now days everyone wants to make THICK split pea soup. You don't want it watery but too thick is a grung.

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    " It was excellent "
    dynie ate it and said...
    Wonderful!
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Mmmmm my hubby was just asking me about a recipe! Thanks!!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Love it and a bowl of this would be awesome right now considering the snow is falling like mad outside my door.
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    peepers ate it and said...
    I love split pea soup and your recipe is a definite 5!
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    midgelet ate it and said...
    I saw this commentary on Tv! great share!
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  • lovebreezy 4 years ago
    Great intro history. Sounds yummy, I assume the peas are dried.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Sounds good to me!
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