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Recipe: Dutch Pea Soup

Winter recipe for winter days: Dutch Pea Soup

How do I make it?

Heat the water in a large stockpot. Sprinkle the washed split peas in the cold water. Gently lower the fillets (uncut) into the pot and add the bacon. Temper the fire when the water boils and let the soup simmer for two or three hours with the lid on the pot. Stir frequently.

Take out the meat and cut into small pieces, return them to the stockpot. Cut the potatoes into small cubes and add to the soup, along with the vegetables. Slice the sausages and add too. Another hour of simmering, but keep an eye on the soup and don’t forget to stir every now and then.

Add pepper (and sea salt), celery and garlic. Let it simmer for ten minutes longer.

Other options

It seems like a lot of meat – it is! – but my boys love it. Of course you can also use less meat, or even none at all. Then replace the water with broth and add more vegetables and potatoes.

How do I serve it?

With rye bread or – like us – with French baguette and herb butter. A solid Trappist beer would fit nicely. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy your dinner!



Caretaker of lads and cat. Writer. Typing away on my second feelgood novel, creating time during busy days, and nights if needed. Because I'd love to introduce you to the wonderful people who are living in my mind. Avid reader. RPGamer. No lady, but all woman.

26 thoughts on “Recipe: Dutch Pea Soup

          1. My peas are swollen ๐Ÿ˜ฎ lolol but 500G !!! I have halved it for us two peoples ..
            I have to go out soon for the rest of the ingredients trudging in the snow .. best be worth it ๐Ÿ˜‰


              1. Supper was good last night * schmacks lips * a tiny few jigs of recipe for us Dutchess… Big Bowl of. And a Rye Bread Roll. yum
                Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€


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