Pea Soup Recipe
Pea Soup
Flavors of Quebec
Total time: more than 2 hours
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Soaking time: Overnight
Cooking time: A little over 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
- 450 g (1 lb.) white peas (Dry Beans), not split
- 3 liters (12 cups) water
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 2 onions
- 2 tbsp. vegetable shortening
- A bunch of parsley
- Savory to taste
- Salt and pepper
  1. place the peas in a pot and soak overnight in 3 liters (12 cups) water;
  2. the next day, place the pot on the heat and bring to a boil; add the soda and wait until the skins come off the peas and rise to the surface; skim off the skins;
  3. rinse the peas well in cold water;
  4. return the peas to the pot; add 3 liters (12 cups) fresh water and the bacon; bring to a boil; skim the surface; reduce the heat; half cover and simmer until the peas are tender, about 3 hours;
  5. meanwhile, brown the chopped onion in a little shortening or butter in a skillet; add to the pot with the salt, pepper, parsley and savory;
  6. just before serving, correct the seasoning.
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