*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Mixed Split Pea Soup
 
 Recipe By     : RecipeLu
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pea Soups                 Tried
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Pound         green & yellow split pea mixture -- dried
    2      Quarts        water
    2      Teaspoons     thyme -- dried
    2                    onions -- chopped
    2                    carrot -- chopped
    2                    leeks -- trim/chop
      1/2  cup           fresh fennel -- chopped
 
 1.  Soak the split peas in water to cover overnight; rinse and drain.  OR boil 
 hot water to cover peas and let sit for 45 minutes. 
 Drain, rinse and drain again. 
 
 2. Saute the onions, carrots and fennel in a small amount of oil or butter unti
 l just translucent.  Add the peas, cook 2 minutes.
 Add water to the stock pot and stir. 
 
 3.  Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2  to 2 hours.  
 
 4.  Puree the soup in a food processor until smooth; re-season to taste with sa
 lt and pepper. 
 
 Lu’s Notes: This is very very good and easy too. It requires a good amount of p
 epper and salt. 
 Tried: 01/30/99
 
 
 
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