Split pea soup, Double T Diner

For a 2000 food section story about chef's favorite comfort foods, Double T Diner co-owner Tom Korologos discussed his cravings for split pea soup. "It's a snow-day soup. ...Back in the old days in Greece, that's what you would eat. Soup in the cold weather, with a glass of wine. It keeps you nice and warm."
   
    Double T Diner's Split Pea Soup<P>
    Serves 6 to 8<P>
    4 tablespoons butter<P>
    2 medium onions, diced<P>
    1 celery rib, diced<P>
    1/2 cup carrots, diced<P>
    3 garlic cloves, minced<P>
    5 uncooked bacon slices, chopped<P>
    4 14-ounce cans of chicken broth<P>
    1 chicken bouillon cube<P>
    1 teaspoon white pepper<P>
    3 bay leaves<P>
    1 teaspoon pickling spices (optional)<P>
    1 16-ounce package of split peas<P>
    croutons<P>
    Melt butter in a large pot. Saute onions, celery, carrot, garlic and bacon. Add chicken broth, bouillon and pepper, bay leaves and spices. Bring to a boil. Add split peas. Simmer for 90 minutes to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until peas have mostly liquefied. Push soup through a sieve into another pot, straining out vegetables, bacon, bay leaves and spices. Serve with croutons.<P>

( David Hobby / August 20, 2012 )

For a 2000 food section story about chef's favorite comfort foods, Double T Diner co-owner Tom Korologos discussed his cravings for split pea soup. "It's a snow-day soup. ...Back in the old days in Greece, that's what you would eat. Soup in the cold weather, with a glass of wine. It keeps you nice and warm." Double T Diner's Split Pea Soup

Serves 6 to 8

4 tablespoons butter

2 medium onions, diced

1 celery rib, diced

1/2 cup carrots, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

5 uncooked bacon slices, chopped

4 14-ounce cans of chicken broth

1 chicken bouillon cube

1 teaspoon white pepper

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon pickling spices (optional)

1 16-ounce package of split peas

croutons

Melt butter in a large pot. Saute onions, celery, carrot, garlic and bacon. Add chicken broth, bouillon and pepper, bay leaves and spices. Bring to a boil. Add split peas. Simmer for 90 minutes to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until peas have mostly liquefied. Push soup through a sieve into another pot, straining out vegetables, bacon, bay leaves and spices. Serve with croutons.

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