Swedish Green Split Peas With Bacon

Recipe by Engrossed
READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    lb bacon, chopped
  • 1
    medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1
    lb split peas, washed and soaked in 6 cups water for 6 hours-overnight
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 4
    tablespoons butter (1/2 cube)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brown the bacon in a frying pan. Remove the bacon and set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. Add onion and saute until tender.
  • Drain peas and place in a 4 to 6 quart pot along with reserved bacon and sauteed onions. Add enough water to just cover the peas.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, about 1 1/2 hours, or until the water is absorbed and the peas are thick. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and add more water if necessary.
  • Stir in salt and pepper to taste and the butter.
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