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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dinner at the Haunted Mansion: Wicked Witches' Cauldron Stew with Black Cat Croutons

What's that you say? Wicked Witches' Cauldron Stew? Hmmmmm. How about its real name: Split Pea Soup with Pumpernickel Croutons!

5 slices bacon
2 medium onions, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large celery rib, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
64 oz. low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 cup water
2 cups dried split peas
2 bay leaves
1 t. dried thyme
1 1/2 t. salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Sour cream
Crumbled bacon
Pumpernickel croutons
Toasted pumpkin seeds

Saute bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat until crisp and brown. Remove and set aside. Add onion, carrot, and celery to the pan. Saute until vegetables begin to soften.

Add garlic; saute for 1 minute. Add stock, water, peas, bay leaves, and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover the pot and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and peas fall apart, 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

Puree soup using an immersion blender or, in batches, with a regular blender. Taste and check for seasonings.

To serve, ladle into bowls and top with your favorite toppings.

from www.myrecipes.com

1 comment:

  1. Yes, please! This sounds perfect for a cool autumn evening or a cold winter lunch. SLURP!