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Split Pea Soup Recipe


1 cup dried split peas
3 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 quarts cold water
2 tablespoons flour
1 pint milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 onion
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2-inch cube fat salt pork


Pick over peas and soak several hours, drain, add cold water, pork, and onion. Simmer three or four hours, or until soft; rub through a sieve.

Add butter and flour cooked together, salt, and pepper. Dilute with milk, adding more if necessary. The water in which a ham has been cooked may be used; in such case omit salt.

Please feel free to modify these recipes for any dietary needs or special diets.

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