Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe


By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
about 8
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Nancy J.'s Story

I purchased this recipe in NAVOO,ILL. In the late 70's.
I was told Brigram Young was a distant relative,on my maternal mothers side.
While in Navoo, I visited his home there, and was allowed to sit in his rocking chair..and read for the Navooo visiters, his last letter sent back to Navoo from Misouri,before the beginning of his treck with his believers to the great west.
This is my picture of the soup I made and put in the freezer last year.I had it for lunch today.
There are shorter recipes on the internet..Please try this recipe it's worth your time & flavor is outstanding!


1 lb
dried split peas....(about 2 cups)....well picked over & washed.
10 c soak peas with overnight
2 large
smoked pork hocks
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onion...coarsly chopped
3 medium
ribs celery...coarsly chopped
2 medium
carrots,...pared and coarsly chopped
garlic cloves
bay leaf
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
thyme, dried
1 dash(es)
cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp
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2 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

1st Evening:.......Put pork hocks in a crock pot, covered with fresh water,cook on low OVERNIGHT..
Next morning:....Remove pork hocks to a platter.
When cool remove meat and skin and any fat from the bones.
Set meat aside covered in the refrigerator.
Strain crockpot broth into a bowl,let cool.
Cover and put in the refrigerator,
to cool for the next morning.
Put peas in a pot with 10 cups of water,
cover set aside OVERNIGHT.
2nd morning:....Skim most of the fat from the top of the broth.
Leave a little for the great flavor.
Drain the peas.
# 1.(Picture of Brigham Young)
Put the strained broth,and drained peas into the crock pot along with onion,celery,carrots, garlic, sugar, thyme,cayenne and 8-10 cups of water.
Cook on medium about 3-4 hours.
Add the meat.Combine flour and butter to form a roux. Mix with one cup of the soup. Return this to crockpot and heat till thickened.
Serve soup hot...with a great crusted bread.
# 2.(picture in Navoo,Il.)
I did add my touch to this wonderful soup...
by using pork hocks, instead of a meaty ham bone.
Also with the use of a newer invention..
the crock pot!
*** # 3. Picture of my recipe for a
wonderful crusted Bread,
and only 4 ingredients!:
"CRUSTY BREAD,overnight & no kneading"!

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    margaret maxwell chatterwhat2 - Oct 18, 2012
    thanks for sharing this "old" recipe . Most times it is a fact that old is new! MM
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    Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Oct 18, 2012
    In answer to a question...
    NO...I am not a MORMON.
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    Kim Miller canadiancook - Oct 19, 2012
    Hi Nancy, Thanks for the recipe, I was just thinking about making pea soup soon. And the recipe for the bread as well. Yum-o
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    Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Oct 19, 2012
    Thank you...please send a picture....HUGS, Nancy
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    Debbie Adams debs00 - Oct 25, 2012
    Nancy, do you have the recipe for the crusty bread with only 4 ingredients, overnight and no kneading recipe on "just a pinch". I looked for Crusty Bread but did not see yours. Will you please share it also?

    Thanks, Debbie