Wonderful, warming comfort food, this thick split-pea soap is great with fresh crusty bread.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Spanish onion, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 2 ribs celery, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
- 2 1/2 cups dried yellow split peas
- 5 cups chicken stock
- 8 frankfurters, sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion, carrot, celery, and garlic; cook to soften, but not brown, about 7 minutes.
Mix in the mace and split peas. Stir in the stock; cover, and simmer for 1 hour, or until the peas are soft.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir in frankfurters, and heat through.