Best Split Pea Soup Recipe
One of the best recipes for split pea soup in traditional homemade
Wash well a pint of split peas and cover them well with cold water,
adding a third of a teaspoonful of soda; let them remain in it over
night to swell. In the morning put them in a kettle with a close
Pour over them three quarts of cold water, adding ½ a pound
of lean ham or bacon sliced into slices or pieces; also a teaspoonful
of salt and a small amount of pepper, and some celery chopped fine. When
the soup begins to boil, skim the froth from the surface.
Cook your split pea soup recipe slowly from three to four hours, stirring occasionally till
the peas are all dissolved, adding a small amount of more boiling water to
keep up the quantity as it boils away. Strain through a colander,
and leave out the meat. It should be quite quick. Serve with small
squares of toasted bread, cut up and added. If not rich enough,
add a small piece of butter to the recipe ingredients.