homemade pea soup with bacon . . .
Homemade pea soup: made it this morning – it’s a perfect “pantry” soup that tastes really delicious:
a) keep strips of bacon (3-4 together) in the freezer (handy for BLT’s and soups/stews);
b) saute bacon with half chopped Vidalia onion;
c) chop up one very large carrot and add to bacon & onion
d) separately, boil some water and soak a packet of dried green peas and let the peas absorb the water;
e) When plump, add the soaked peas (drained of soaking water) to the pot of browned bacon, onion and carrots. Add filtered water to the pot and add a gelatin capsule of Knorr’s chicken broth.
Cook gently for a couple of hours on simmer. The peas will start to dissolve into the
soup – helped along with a flat wire whip gently mixing the peas into the soup. Serve
when the peas have softened into the soup – could use an immersion blender too, but
We had this soup with toasted meunster and tomato grilled sandwiches on
homemade bread. Yummy!