Mom's Thick Split Pea Soup

Course : Beans
Serves: 4
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1 cup dried green split peas
4 cups water
1 medium Onion -- chopped
2 medium carrots -- pared and chopped
3 medium celery tops
1 piece bay leaf
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Wash peas well with cold water and drain. Place in large saucepan, add water and drain. Place in large saucepan, add water and bring to boil. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat to the lowest point, cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours. Remove cover and mash with fork or in food mill. Cook without cover several minutes to thicken if necessary. Adjust seasoning to taste. For a thinner soup, puree in blender or food processor. Serve very hot.


Nutritional Information:

26 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 1086mg Sodium

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