Soups forum: Big Al's Split Pea Soup

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ImageGardenGuyAZ
Nov 18, 2010 3:27 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Big Al's Split Pea Soup

Ingredients:

6 slices of lean thick sliced bacon – chopped
1 Onion - diced
1 ½ stalks of Celery - diced
2 cloves of Garlic - chopped fine
1 lb bag dried split peas
2 cups sliced carrots
About 3 cups of Chicken stock
¾ cups of heavy cream
1 bunch of Parsley – chopped fine
Salt and Pepper to taste

Prep your ingredients - Chop the bacon, onions, celery, garlic. Cook the bacon until it is just crisp. Remove Bacon, and put in all your veggies except the peas, and sauté until soft and slightly transparent.

Put dried split peas, bacon, saute’d veggies in crock pot and fill till just covered with about an inch of chicken stock over the top of everything. If you like your split pea soup a little thinner add a little more chicken stock. Cook until the peas are tender. About 8 hours.

Add cream and chopped parsley, add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about another 30 minutes.
If you like, but you don't have to, I puree about half the soup in the blender to make it more smooth and silky. Once it is done, add it back to the crock pot to keep it hot, until ready to serve.

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ImageKatg
Nov 18, 2010 4:04 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Fantastic!!! Thank-you Big Al! Smiling
Imagetomatofreak
Nov 23, 2010 7:44 AM CST
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
Alan, I love split pea soup but I've always made it with ham. But since I like bacon even better than ham, I'll make it this way next time. Brrrrr, it's cold this morning so this may be the time!
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Nov 23, 2010 8:19 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Yep, my heater kicked on this morning for the first time, about 3:30-4:00 AM. Winter is here!!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Imagetomatofreak
Nov 23, 2010 9:45 AM CST
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
Isn't it funny, Alan; we think this is winter. The folks in Montana must think we're nuts! Now, THIS is winter! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk7lKl7sfh0
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Nov 23, 2010 9:56 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
LOL! Yes, that is why I don't live in Montana, thank you very much!!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
ImageDutchlady1
Nov 23, 2010 10:49 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I agree

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