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Yellow split peas - how to cook them other than boil?

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jellyjelly Sun 01-Nov-09 20:57:55

Can i throw them into a soup with water and cook them that way or will i poison myself?

stressedHEmum Mon 02-Nov-09 08:45:13

You can makae them into soup, dahl, pease pudding, split pea and cauli curry, split pea fritters.....

Best split pea soup

1 bag split peas
6 pints stock
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 big carrots, as above,
1 large onion, as above
1tspn ginger
1tspn garlic
1tspn turmeric
2tspns cumin
`/4 - 1/2tspn cayenne
or replace spices with curry powder

Simmer for a couple of hours until soup is thick and peas have kind of dissolved. Eat as soup the first day. By the second day the soup will be very thick and you can either use it as dahl and eat with rice, or use it as a spicy spread for toast/crackers.

LowLevelWhingeing Mon 02-Nov-09 13:05:47

It depends on how old they are, but some split peas need soaking. Check the packet? Even then, if they've been sat in the cupboard for a few months they'll be even tougher and need cooking longer.

What I would do is:

Soak half a mug of split peas overnight.

Buy a pack of preprepared veg mix from tesco/asda - £1.

Whizz it up in the food processor so it's chopped up more (or don't if you can't be arsed don't want to).

Put the veg and the rinsed split peas in a big pan of water with some kind of stock.

Simmer it for an hour and a half or until the peas are soft.

mmmm mmmmm mmmmmmm.

and ver ver easy

soupmaker Mon 02-Nov-09 13:46:44

I use yellow split peas in soup. The packet suggests you soak 'em overnight, and cook 'em for about a fortnight! I throw them in from the packet and sweat them with the veg for a good 10 minutes before adding stock, give it all a good boil for 10 minutes and simmer for another 45mins-1 hour. Works in our house.

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