CREOLE SPLIT PEA SOUP
3 tablespoons oil
2 onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 carrot, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon sage
1 pound split green peas
10 cups beef broth
1/2 cup ham, chopped
1/2 pound mushroom, sliced
2 tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce
In a kettle over medium heat, heat oil and sauté chopped onions,
crushed garlic cloves, finely chopped carrot, bay leaves, and sage.
Cook until the onions are soft. Add split green peas, beef broth, and
chopped ham. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours.
Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, sauté sliced mushrooms in
butter for a few minutes. Stir the mushrooms into the kettle with
chopped green onions, sugar, and liquid hot pepper sauce. Simmer for
15 minutes. Remove the bay leaves before serving.