There's just something about split pea soup that makes the world a better place, in my opinion. It's a comfort food and makes a great starter for any dinner party... or, if you're like me, a nice midnight snack. This is my own little recipe. Hope you enjoy it!
Split Pea Soup
2 teaspoons butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 medium sized carrot, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup dried green split peas, rinsed and drained
4 cups of chicken broth
3 strips of thick-sliced bacon, chopped in little pieces
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Saute the onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Add thyme. Cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add bacon pieces. Stir. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
3. Add split-peas and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the low heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
4. Serve with a garden salad and/or French bread.