Saturday, October 9, 2010
Mama's Split Pea Soup (warm comfort on a cold day)
Split Pea Soup
2/3 cup dry navy or white beans
6 cups water
2/3 cup dry lentils
1 1/2 cups dry split peas
1 medium onion (about one cup), finely chopped
2 medium carrots (about one cup), thinly sliced
1 small stalk celery, finely chopped (no tops)
3 vegetable bouillon cubes
1 medium potato, diced (about one cup)
salt and pepper to taste
Wash and sort navy beans. Heat beans and water in 3-quart saucepan. Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Return saucepan to heat; bring beans to a simmer over low heat; cook for 90 minutes.
Add the next 6 ingredients, stir gently, and allow to simmer for one hour. Stir in diced potato, cover and simmer 10 minutes more. Add salt and pepper to taste.