Split Pea Soup with Croutons - Grochowa z Grzankami - Recipe #117

This is a very Polish soup, full of flavour. Smoked bacon, garlic, marjoram. We serve it with crunchy croutons. Perfect soup for a winter dinner. 

Ingredients:

  • 300 g split peas
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 medium parsley roots
  • half of a celery root
  • half of an onion
  • 200 g of smoked bacon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbs of marjoram
  • salt and pepper
  • bread for croutons

Instructions:

  1. Wash the peas and soak them in water overnight.
  2. Cook the peas on medium heat until tender (40 minutes to an hour).
  3. Wash and peal off your vegetables, cut them in smaller pieces and place in a pot together with the bacon.
  4. Cook on medium high heat for about 50 minutes, until the vegetables are nice and tender.
  5. Strain your vegetables. 
  6. When your peas are tender, add garlic, carrots, parsley root, onion, strained stock and split peas to the food processor.
  7. Process it until soup is nice and creamy.
  8. Add marjoram, salt and pepper and mix.
  9. Bring it back to the stove and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Cut the bread in half an inch cubes and broil in the oven for couple of minutes until they turn golden brown.
  11. Serve the soup with cut bacon and topped with croutons.

Enjoy!