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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Split Pea Soup

I have a feeling Split Pea Soup has been given a bad wrap over the years.  I don't even like peas, in fact, I was convinced Split Pea Soup was from the devil. Well, that all changed when my mother-in-law sent me home with a bag of split peas. They sat in my cupboard for a couple weeks, until I couldn't stand the guilt. I had been putting it off and now it was time to make Split Pea Soup.

Apparently I wasn't the only one who grimaced at the sound of "Split Pea Soup."  It always took some convincing, and dessert, to have people over for dinner when I would make it. However, after the first bite, it was love at first sip! The secret, I think, is that I use sausage in the soup and plenty of spice, so there's no chance for bland. Seriously, if you have never tried split pea soup, or had it once and didn't care for it, try this recipe.

Slow Cooked Split Pea Soup
The Ingredients:

1 pound sausage
1 12 oz. can chicken broth
4-6 cups water
2 1/4 cups split peas
2 potatoes
1 onion
1 tsp. majoram
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. thyme

Putting it together...

1. Wash  the split peas in a colander and remove any stones
2. Brown the sausage and drain
3. Dice the potatoes and onion
4. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. Easy as that!

Warm rolls are a great companion for this soup, or some crackers for dipping!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you have a cooking blog.
    My favorite thing to do is make soup and we have it weekly.
    It's great to see how others cook I find it inspiring.
    Great work.