Pea and Bacon Soup

Posted by Muriel Hedgcock


1 mug dried green split peas ( 250g)
2 Onions peeled and fine diced
1 Large carrot peeled and grated
2 Large potatoes peeled and diced
50g butter or oil
1 teaspoon mustard
250g bacon slices diced
1 cube chicken stock
1-2 liters water
1-2 tsp herbal salt

Boil green split peas in 500ml water with 1tsp salt for about 30 min until soft. In the meantime fry the onions until golden in a large pot. Add diced potato and brown slightly and add the large grated carrot. Dissolve chicken stock in 1 liter boiling water and pour over potatoes and onions. Add soften green peas. Bring soup to the boil and then turn down heat. Let it simmer for 20 min. Potatoes and peas should be soft and the soup thick and hearty.
In a pan fry diced bacon and turn frequently until golden. Add to the pea soup and continue simmering for 10 min. The bacon will keep its smoked flavor and enhance the delicious taste of the soup. To thicken the soup 1 tsp of cornstarch can
Tip: Bacon could be fried with the onions to save on time & washing the extra pan.


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