Old-Fashioned Split Pea Soup

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1 Potato; grated
1/4 c Green pepper; finely chopped
1 Carrot; grated
1/4 c Celery; diced
1 c Split peas
1 Hambone; or pieces of cubed
2 md Onions; minced

Original recipe makes 4



Servings: 4 Salt Pepper *FOR GARNISHING* Diced ham Cover split peas with 6 cups of boiling water, let soak for 1 hour. Add hambone, carrot, onions, potato, celery and green pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until peas are tender. Add water if needed, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes longer. Pour into soup bowls, garnish with diced ham. Note: The method of preparation, inclusion of ham, and the economy of this recipe are all reflect the influence of New Englands French Canadian Population. Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #476 by Patrick & Sarah Gruenwald on Dec 09, 1996.

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