Sunday, January 23, 2011

Split Pea (oh gee)

1 large yellow or sweet onion
8 oz or so of split pea
4-6 cups of chicken or veggie broth
Salt and Pepper
Dash of cayenne or other chili powder

Okay. Very simple here. Sweat the onion in the bottom of the pot with some butter and a touch of olive oil . Once they are translucent add your carrots, celery, and garlic. Add a dash of salt and pepper along with the spices. Keep in mind you can add more spices at any time. Pour in your Chicken stock after everything begins looking soft and cooked. Then add your split peas and bring this concoction to a boil. Once it boils, set your burner at med-low and cover for about half an hour (or until the split peas are soft). Stir occasionally. You can always add more water or stock if you think your soup is to thick or thin. You can also take a blender to your peas break them up to create a creamy soup. This soup goes great with a fried egg on top or, simply a quesadilla or grilled cheese. YUM YUM YUM

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