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Monday, October 01, 2012

French Canadian Pea Soup

French Canadian Pea Soup

"A traditional dish for Fridays (a legacy from Quebec's religious past.)" 

       We were chatting with Mike and Trish yesterday and she reminded me of this soup I made last year at his time, great for a cooler fall day. So I picked a small bone in Ham, a lb of quick cook yellow peas, removed the bone and whipped up a pot of this tasty soup I remember from my childhood lunches. Accompanied by a ham sandwich is "Awesome!"  

1 lb split dried peas
8 cups water
1  ham bone
1 large onions, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped finely
1/4 cup carrots, grated or chopped finely 1 teaspoon dried savory


1. Wash and sort peas, place in a large pot
2. Add ham bone, onion, celery, carrots, savory and 1 tsp salt.
3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer intil peas are very tender abou 1 hour or more.
4. Remove ham bone, remove meat, chop it up and return meat to soup.
5. Season to tase with salt and pepper.


  1. That sounds real yummy . Simple recipes. I LOVE simple. Going to try this.

  2. Looks like a perfect match with cornbread also.

  3. Nummy ... that looks good and I'd add the cornbread too.

    1. Yep,never thought of the corn bread till now, but I think they would go together amazingly!

  4. Do you know any information on this being part of a legacy in Quebec's past?


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