Saturday, December 10, 2011

Split Pea Soup

Sense of Home Kitchen

Split Pea Soup
~From the Sense of Home Kitchen, adapted from Bon Appétit October 1991

1 pound dried green split peas, rinsed
1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage, sliced
2 quarts chicken stock
1 large onion, chopped
3 medium carrots, diced
3 large celery stalks, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons dried lemon thyme
1 large bay leaf
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Optional Garnish
Bottled hot sauce
Homemade Crème Fraîche or sour cream

Combine the first ten ingredients in a heavy-bottomed soup pot or dutch oven.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer until peas are tender, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with crème fraîche or sour cream and hot sauce to taste, serve hot.

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