Split Peas ...?

@owlwings (39104)
Cambridge, England
January 22, 2007 10:48am CST
How are Yellow Split Peas different from Channa Dhal and do you have any favourite recipes for them? I would probably use them for soup but is there anything more interesting?
2 responses
@caribe (2465)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I don't know if this is the same as what you have or not, Owlwings. Crockpot Pea Soup 1 package (1 pound) dried split peas 1 cup sliced carrot, 1/2-inch thick 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup diced parsnip 1/2 cup chopped celery with leaves 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 cans (approximately 14 ounces each) chicken broth, about 4 1/2 cups 3 cups water 2 large smoked ham hocks 1/2 teaspoon salt . Garnishes: chopped parsley croutons In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine everything except ham hocks, salt, and garnish. Add ham hocks, submerging them in mixture. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours, until peas are very soft. Remove ham hocks and skim fat from surface of soup. Trim fat from hocks then cut meat from the bones and chop or shred; stir into the soup. Add salt to taste. Mash slightly, if you want a thicker soup. Ladle pea soup into 6 bowls. Garnish each serving with croutons and a little chopped parsley, if desired. Serves 6.
@owlwings (39104)
• Cambridge, England
23 Jan 07
That sounds good! Ham and peas are always a winner.
• United States
24 Jan 07
As far as peas go, any kind almost, I am not fond of them. There are however a few different ways to make them if you do enjoy peas. One is with meat bones, onions, carrots, potatoes, and beans in a chicken soup. Also, after the beans are soaked to be soft, they can be creamed and milk added with some butter and salt and pepper.