thanks for the link, selkie. you mean there's more than just my recipe for pea soup?
and who woulda thought of adding bay leaves...
deeelle, i agree about the bouquet garni for the rosemary and bay leaves, i should have added that.
and i love the idea of garnishing with the cracklins, if they ever last that long, lol.
please let me know if your friends make this and any of their modifications. tia.
sfrewerd, this, umm, my
recipe is super easy to make, and once again came out "perfect" in my wife's words, and she absolutely loves pea soup. she orders it anywhere it's on the menu, just about.
she was actually a little upset that i brought it all except for a pint or so down to my parents' today when we visited them.
i still have a lot of meat left from the ham and saved the still meaty bone, so i'm making a second batch later today.
since the ham we had this year was very lean, i had no fat to render so i just cooked 2 slices of thick sliced bacon to sweat the onions, and 2 more slices of thick bacon to sweat the onions and carrots.
also, i added about 3 or 4 cups of cubed, par boiled potatoes at the very end.
give it a try; you won't be disappointed.