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Danish Pea Soup
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(Recipe ID: 129)
Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 1.5 hours
Source: Vito De Carolis
A simple, home style soup made intriguing with the addition of aromatic bitters.
- 1 pound Dried split green peas
- 6 Smoked ham hocks
- 2 Leeks, trimmed and chopped
- 1 teaspoon Dry thyme *
- 2 tablespoons Angostura aromatic bitters
- 3 quarts Water
- 3 Potatoes, cooked and diced
- Fine sea salt and fresh ground green peppercorn to taste *
- In a large saucepan combine all ingredients except potatoes, salt, and pepper.
- Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally until ham hocks are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Add the potatoes, salt and ground green peppercorn to taste.
- Serve with thick slices of buttered dark bread.