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Can I get away with not soaking yellow split peas?

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RoseC Mon 22-Aug-11 09:52:44

I'm making a bean soup in the slow cooker. By the time we eat it will probably have been cooking for six or seven hours. Can I put the peas straight in with lots of water please?

Any advice gratefully received!

Xiaoxiong Mon 22-Aug-11 10:17:46

Don't see why not! I never soak split peas (or lentils for that matter) - they're not so big that the reduced cooking time that results from soaking matters much. When I make split pea soup I fry onions and then throw in the split peas and water in a 1:2 ratio, bring to a boil, then simmer between 20 min and half an hour.

RoseC Mon 22-Aug-11 10:54:22

Thank you! smile

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