Dutch Green Split-Pea Soup Recipe
2 oz canadian-style bacon
2 cup water, divided
1 1/2 oz green split peas, sorted and rinsed
6 oz pared potatoes, diced
1/2 cup chopped leeks
1/2 cup celeriac, pared and diced
2 tbsp celery leaves
4 oz precooked kielbasa, 1/4-inch thick, rounds
1/8 tsp summer savory leaves
1 pepper to taste
Cut bacon into small pieces and set aside. Bring 1 cup water to a
boil in 2-quart saucepan; add dry peas and boil for 3 minutes. Remove
from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Add remaining water and
the bacon to saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially
cover, and let simmer for 1 hour. Add potatoes, leeks, celeriac and
celery leaves; cook until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
Add kielbasa, savory and pepper; cook until sausage is heated
through. Serve hot.
Makes 2 servings.
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