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    Split Pea Soup

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cups chopped yellow onions (1 large)
    • 2 stalks celery
    • Salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • Crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 pound dried green split peas, picked over and rinsed
    • 8 cups chicken broth
    • 1 cup milk
    • Hot Sauce, to taste

    In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onions and celery. Season with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, bay leaf, and split peas and cook, stirring , for 1 minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes, until the peas are tender. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Remove the bay leaf and discard. Add the milk and, using a hand-held immersion blender, process until smooth. Add the hot sauce and serve hot.

    Yield: 8 servings

    From:  Adapted from Everyday is a Party Emeril Lagasse
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    Everyday is a Party Cookbook

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