Danish Pea Soup With Pork Recipe

* and drained ** in one piece *** use white parts of leeks only, cleaned and washed **** cook and drain sausage links in large kettle with 6 cups water. Cook slowly, covered, 1 1/2 hours, until tender.

Step 1

Put bacon, carrots, celery root, leeks, onions, thyme, salt, and pepper in another kettle. Cover with water. Cook slowly, covered, 40 minutes until vegetables and bacon are tender. Take out bacon; slice and keep warm. Remove vegetables and add to cooked split peas with as much as the broth in which the vegetables were cooked as desired to thin the soup. Reheat, if necessary. Ladle soup, including vegetables, into wide soup plates and serve sliced bacon and the cooked sausage links separately on a platter.

Step 2

Serve with dark bread, mustard, and beer.

Step 3

Serves 6 to 8.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Yellow Split Peas, washed *
  • 2lb Lean Bacon or smoked pork **
  • 3 Med Carrots, scraped
  • Celery root, peeled & 1/4-ed
  • 4 Med Leeks, white parts ***
  • 2 Med Onions, peeled & halved
  • 1/2ts Dried Thyme
  • 1 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/4ts Pepper
  • 1lb Pork Sausage links ****

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