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       Title: Soupe Aux Pois Beauceons (Pea Soup, Beauce Style)
  Categories: Soups/stews, Ethnic, Pork/ham
       Yield: 8 servings
       2 c  Dried white pea beans             1/2 lb Salt pork
       2 tb Butter                              1    Garlic clove
     1/2 c  Onion, chopped                      8 c  Cold water
 	1/4 c  Leek, chopped, white part	   2 tb Salted herbs, rinsed in
            -only                                    -water
     1/4 c  Smoked ham, plus ham bone      
   Servings: 8
   Soak peas for at least 8 hours or overnight in water to cover; drain. Heat
   butter in a large, heavy pot and saute onion and leek until tender. Add
   peas, ham, salt pork (in one piece), garlic, water and salted herbs. Bring
   quickly to a boil, lower heat, partly cover, and cook gently for 2 to 3
   hours or until peas are tender.  Stir occasionally during cooking, adding
   more water if necessary.  Remove salt pork, cut in small pieces, then
   return to soup. May be frozen.
   Source: A Taste of Quebec by Julian Armstrong Posted by
   : Linda Davis