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       Title: SOUPE AUX POIS BEAUCEONS (PEA SOUP, BEAUCE ST
  Categories: Soups/stews, Ethnic, Pork/ham
       Yield: 8 Servings
  
       2 c  Dried white pea beans
       2 tb Butter
     1/2 c  Onion, chopped
     1/4 c  Leek, chopped, white part
            -only
     1/4 c  Smoked ham, plus ham bone
     1/2 lb Salt pork
       1    Garlic clove
       8 c  Cold water
       2 tb Salted herbs, rinsed in cold
            -water
  
   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
  
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