Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup
Serves: 4 adults

4 slices bacon
1 large onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 cups chicken broth
2 cups split peas
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

Saute bacon in a pot until browned, then add onion and saute until translucent.  Add carrots and garlic and saute for 3 minutes.  Add chicken broth, split peas, bay leaf and rosemary (make sure the peas are covered with broth).  Bring to a boil then turn the heat down and simmer covered until the peas are tender, about one hour.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
Split Pea Soup

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