"SPLIT PEA SOUP" an old "MORMON TRAIL RECIPE"
By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
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!
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)
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.)
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"!
About this Recipe
margaret maxwell chatterwhat2 - Oct 18, 2012
thanks for sharing this "old" recipe . Most times it is a fact that old is new! MM
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Oct 18, 2012
In answer to a question...
NO...I am not a MORMON.
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
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Oct 19, 2012
Thank you...please send a picture....HUGS, Nancy
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?