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Grandpa Pencil's Recipe

Pea Soup


Pea Soup


  • 200 g Split Peas
  • 2 1/2 lt. Water
  • Some Bacon Bones
  • 12 Peppercorns
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Onion
  • 5 g Dried Mint
  • 1 pinch Curry Powder


You will need
A mixing bowl, a large saucepan with lid, a sharp knife, a cutting board, a course strainer and a wooden spoon



  • Soak peas overnight in some of the water
  • Place in large saucepan with bacon bones, salt, Peppercorns,and remaining water
  • Bring slowly to the boil
  • Dice onions and add to the pan
  • Cook slowly for 3 hours with the lid on
  • Push through a course strainer a cup at a time
  • Return to the saucepan adding the dried mint and simmer until you reach your preferred consistency




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