Split pea soup

@ElicBxn (60894)
United States
February 17, 2008 5:03am CST
That's what I made for dinner. I don't make it often, because it kind of passes thru pretty quick, but I love it. I make a vegan version that I got years ago when I was trying to go meat-free for Lent. I got this from another member of the church. Hey, a bag of peas, salt, garlic and water, pretty cheap! And, the way I make it only takes an hour. Fill a pot with water, you can add more water latter if you need to, put in salt - you will need more than you think you will. Garlic, again, probably more than you'd believe you'd need. This time the roommate wanted onion in it, I don't believe you need it. Then add a bag of split peas, or 2 if you are feeding more than 2 people. It comes out to just over 2 servings per bag. So, probably you could do 7 people on 3 bags. No meat, my mom used to use a ham bone in it, but I never much cared for that, and now with my food allergies, its best I don't have it. Save some $$, try this, YUM!
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• United States
17 Feb 08
Wow, I haven't had Split Pea Soup in a long time...mmmm, sounds just so yummy right now! Your recipe sounds delicious and I'll be going shopping in a couple of days so I think I will try this......Thanks for sharing, wish I had some right now, mmmmmmm.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Well, hop on the plane & come on down, we have some leftovers! Any cat lover is welcome anytime!
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• United States
17 Feb 08
Kash and I are starting right now to pack but only under one condition, haha.....that you have sunshine and 70 degree weather....I need that so bad right now. It's so cold here and I've had it! How's the weather down there in Texas?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Yesterday was cold and nasty, today its 70ยบ and sunny & beautiful! And THAT is Texas for ya!
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Yuck! My mom was always trying to get me to eat pea soup when I was a kid. I tried it and it didn't set well with my taste buds at all.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
2 Mar 08
I didn't like it as a kid either, but I like this recipe
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Feb 08
Sounds good but how do you cook it? Bring it all to the boil and let it simmer an hour? How can you tell whenm it's done...do the peas disintegrate?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
24 Feb 08
That's right, bring to a boil, simmer for an hour, keep sturing it the last 15 minutes, the peas might still have a little form left to them, but they will be soft.
• United States
18 Feb 08
ElicBxn I do not know what size of split peas you are using because I use the one pound bag of split peas to 8 cups of water. I put onion, celery, garlic and I love a ham hox in the soup. Vegan is fine also. I cook it down and spice when all cooked because the ham hock is spiced. YUM
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
18 Feb 08
We only have one size (smallish) bag of dried peas around these parts, probably a pound. I only use garlic, the roomie wanted the onion in it this time. Because of my food allergies, if I put meat it the soup I wouldn't be able to eat that meat (pork in the case of ham hocks) for another week. I have put garlic powder in it once at the table, but it really wasn't as good.
@raydene (9874)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I usually make it after I make a ham..I use the bone and it flavors the soup nicely. I make it with a handful of chick peas and lentils then the split green and yellow..Grate a carrot... fine chopped celery stalk..lots od chopped onion..a couple od small diced potatoes...yummmmmmmmmmm xoxoxoxoxo
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Since I'm allergic to meat, I have to rotate my foods. Anytime I can find a meal that is meat free, I'm happy.
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
17 Feb 08
This is great! I needed something new to cook for lent and I have a hard time cooling pea soup and making it taste good. I sure hope the rest of my family will like it too. I know some at least will. It can be soooo bland at times, especialy when I make it, but I have tasted it when it was actualy very, very good at resturants. Thanks
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Yesterday's needed more garlic and salt. You can add salt at the table, but the garlic needs to be cooked in.
• United States
21 Feb 08
Sounds good thanks for sharing
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 Feb 08
That sounds pretty good. I would be the only one eating it in my household though. My husbaand and my daughter do not like things like that. They may try it if I put the hambone it though. I will have to buy the fixingsa to make it sometime when I het to the store next time. We are always willing to try new foods because we are so burnt out of the same old thing. Thanks for the recipe.
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