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Black-eyed Pea and Ham Hock Soup

2 c Black-eyed peas
Lard; as needed
2 Onions; diced
2 Carrots; diced
4 Celery stalks; diced
8 Ham hocks
8 c Chicken or pork stock
Salt and pepper

Wash and pick over peas and soak overnight. In the morning discard tiny floating peas and drain. Add stock and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Meanwhile sweat onion, carrot and celery in lard until soft. Add vegetables and hock to the peas and continue to simmer 1 hour. Taste for salt and pepper.:

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