Split Pea and Bacon Soup

    1 hour 45 minutes

    True, healthy, home-made split pea soup with bacon, onion and garlic. You won't find a more comforting soup!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cups split peas, soaked overnight
    • 2 carrots, grated
    • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
    • 1/2 bunch celery, finely diced
    • 1/2 leek, finely diced
    • 150g smoked bacon, diced
    • 1 onion, finely diced
    • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1 teaspoon marjoram
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Drain the soaked peas, place in a saucepan, cover with fresh water and simmer 45 minutes.
    2. Add the carrots, parsley, celery and leek.
    3. Fry the bacon in a frypan. Add the onion and fry until soft. Add to the soup.
    4. Add the potatoes. When the potatoes are tender make a roux by frying the flour and butter together then add to the soup to thicken. Season with garlic, marjoram, salt and pepper and simmer a few more moments before serving.

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