Traditional Norwegian Pea Soup

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Ingredients:
1 lightly salted pork knuckle
7 oz. / 200 g yellow peas
1 onion, finely chopped
1 celeriac (celery root), diced
2 bay leaves
4,2 pt. / 2 l water
2 carrots, diced
1 leek, in rings
4 stalks fresh thyme

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Procedure:
[1]
Put peas in plenty of water overnight. Pour off the water before you start with the other preparations.

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[2]
Add pork knuckle, peas, onions, celery, bay leaf and thyme in a pot. Pour in approximately 2 litres of water and bring to a boil.

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[3] Foam well and let it simmer for 3 hours.

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[4]
Add the carrot and leek when there are 20 minutes left of the cooking time.

162_ertesuppe_05_thumb[2]_thumb[5] Pick up the pork, cut the meat in small pieces and put it back in the soup.

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Taste the soup with coarsely ground pepper and serve with real beer, flatbread and real butter.

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