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What can I do with split peas?

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Taffeta Fri 25-Jan-13 10:04:37

Dhal. Yum.

Toomuchtea Fri 25-Jan-13 09:35:24

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gazzalw Thu 24-Jan-13 08:56:14

If you cook a gammon joint you can use the left over liquor as the stock for a good ham and pea soup....Yummy...

Or you could make pease pudding to have with ham....

Toomuchtea Thu 24-Jan-13 08:45:49

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GreenEggsAndNichts Thu 24-Jan-13 00:34:32

If they're old you'll want to soak them first. If they are within the date on the packet, you should be fine just cooking them in the soup for an hour or so. Carrots, celery, onions, ham or smoked sausage, chicken stock. I love split pea soup, it's a big favourite of mine. smile

NatashaBee Wed 23-Jan-13 15:04:56

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Toomuchtea Wed 23-Jan-13 12:34:04

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NatashaBee Tue 22-Jan-13 20:36:32

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skorpion Tue 22-Jan-13 20:18:52

Add chopped carrot, parsnip and celeriac, or celery (if you have it) to the soup and it will be beautifully aromatic. I also add diced potato and marjoram.

If you're feeling adventurous I have a recipe from Poland which is delicious: a jar of Polish sourkraut (Tesco stock this, it has to be Polish, as German stuff has added vinegar), give it a quick rinse under running water if very sour, and chuck in a pan big enough to hold this and your peas. Fry a chopped onion or two in lots of butter (it has to be quite a bit or it will taste mean), add to the cabbage. Add water to nearly cover, salt, pepper, caraway seeds, bayleaf, cook gently until cabbage is soft (you can cook this for quite a long time).
Meanwhile boil the peas in water without adding any salt (it will slow the cooking down). Once cooked mash a bit and add to the sourkraut. Serve with sausages or ham. It takes a while to prepare so not a dish for when you have a hungry family waiting and only half an hour to spend in the kitchen but it's worth the effort. I sometimes roast ham hocks to have with this.

lljkk Tue 22-Jan-13 18:02:22

soup, soup! Ham is very good. Salt, for some reason it's the only food I like to add salt to.

Toomuchtea Tue 22-Jan-13 17:59:46

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lolalotta Tue 22-Jan-13 17:28:13

I LOVE split pea soup! grin

WifeofPie Tue 22-Jan-13 15:37:37

Split pea soup...mmmm.

Toomuchtea Tue 22-Jan-13 15:36:46

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