French Canadian Pea Soup:
Yield: 8 servings
1 pound yellow peas
1/2 pound salt pork or ham bone
2 3/4 quarts water
2 carrots, diced into small cubes
2 to 3 bay leaves
1 teaspoon savory
Salt and pepper
Soak peas overnight and drain.
Put all ingredients into the pot.
Bring to a boil for 2 minutes.
Remove and let stand 1 hour.
Put back onto the heat and bring to a boil.
Lower heat, cover, and simmer 1 hour or more until peas are tender.
Add salt and pepper.
Reheat before serving.
Usually tastes better second time around.
Recipe courtesy Old Fort Niagara