German Pea Soup

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 813


2 cups split peas dried, soaked overnight and drained
5 cups water
4 cups chicken broth
2 onions coarsely chopped
2 carrots large, coarsely grated
3 ribs celery thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 bay leaf
1 1/2 pounds ham hocks sliced
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
3 knockwurst sliced 1/2 -inch thick (about 12 ounces)
1/2 cup sour cream


In large kettle combine split peas, water, chicken broth, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaf, and ham hocks. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper bring to boil, cover, and turn heat down to simmer. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove ham hocks and cut meat from bones into fine strips. Remove bay leaf and discard. Return ham to kettle add knockwurst, bring to simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. If the soup is too thin, remove cover and boil for 5 minutes. Garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 813
Calories from Fat: 118

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