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964721 -- SPLIT PEA SOUP

8 c. water
1 lb. (2 1/4 c.) dried split peas
2 lbs. smoked ham
1 med. (1/2 c.) onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 med. (1 c.) carrots, cut into 1/2
inch pieces
2 med. (1 c.) stalks celery, cut into
1/2 inch pieces
Heat water and peas to boiling in Dutch oven; boil 2 minutes. Remove from
heat; cover and let stand one hour. Stir ham, onion, salt, and pepper into
peas. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until peas are tender,
about one hour. Skim fat if necessary. Remove ham, trim fat and bone from ham.
Cut ham into 1/2 inch pieces (about 4 cups). Stir ham, carrots, and celery into
soup. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer until vegetables are
tender, about 45 minutes. Makes 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each.



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