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    Pea Soup With Black-Cat Croutons - W

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    Nana Lee's Note:

    Every dream you'd see a black cat floating in your soup? Well you can now! And a tasty tidbit it will be. You might want to use those party sized pumpernickle loaves. The small sliced ones.

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    SOUP

    CROUTONS

    • 8 slices frozen firm pumpernickel bread (thin slices)
    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      MAKE SOUP:
    2. 2
      Sauté bacon in large pot over medium-high heat until crisp and brown. Remove and set aside.
    3. 3
      Add onion, carrot and celery to pan; sauté until vegetables begin to soften.
    4. 4
      Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute.
    5. 5
      Add broth, water, peas, bay leaves and thyme; bring to a boil.
    6. 6
      Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover pot and simmer until vegetables are tender and peas fall apart, stirring occasionally, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
    7. 7
      REMOVE BAY LEAVES!
    8. 8
      Puree 5 cups soup in batches in blender and return to pot.
    9. 9
      Stir in salt and season with pepper to taste.
    10. 10
      MAKE CROUTONS:
    11. 11
      Preheat oven to 300ºF.
    12. 12
      Remove pumpernickel slices from freezer and let thaw for 5 minutes.
    13. 13
      Mix butter with olive oil in a small bowl.
    14. 14
      Use a cat cookie cutter to cut a shape from each partially frozen slice of bread.
    15. 15
      Lightly brush cutouts with butter mixture and arrange on a cookie sheet.
    16. 16
      Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. Cool croutons in pan on a rack.
    17. 17
      To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Crumble reserved bacon on top.
    18. 18
      Add a cat crouton and a dollop of sour cream to each bowl.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pea Soup With Black-Cat Croutons - W

    Serving Size: 1 (392 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 386.2
     
    Calories from Fat 141
    36%
    Total Fat 15.7 g
    24%
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 13.4 mg
    4%
    Sodium 872.6 mg
    36%
    Total Carbohydrate 45.4 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 12.6 g
    50%
    Sugars 5.5 g
    22%
    Protein 18.5 g
    37%

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