Best yet Rustic Split Pea Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the smoked turkey leg in a six-quart pot. Oval pots are great, as turkey legs can be pretty long!
  • Add the split peas and the 2 quarts of water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer.
  • After a while, there will be foam on top of the water. Skim it all off and discard.
  • Add the diced onion, carrot, sliced garlic, celery seed, salt and bay leaf.
  • Simmer for one hour, mostly covered.
  • Remove the bay leaf.
  • Remove the turkey leg and allow it to cool enough to handle while you simmer the soup for another fifteen minutes.
  • Remove skin, bones and tendon from turkey leg and dice the meat into bite sized pieces.
  • Add meat back to soup.
  • Add milk and half and half and heat to serving temperature.
  • Serve in big bowls topped with freshly ground pepper.
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