The joy of Dutch Winter cuisine - Split pea soup with sausages

Let me introduce you to a precious gem from our high class Dutch Cuisine. Yep, I'm totally being sarcastic here. However, Dutch food might not be considered 'classy', but it is tasty and perfect for those chilly nights in winter!

Split pea soup with sausages
(serves 4)

What you'll need:

- 12 oz of split peas
- pork chops (10 oz)
- 3.5 of bacon
- +/- 2 tablespoons of salt
- ground black pepper
- bay leaf (about 1/2 a leaf (dried))
- 1 potato (diced)
- 3 carrots (sliced: chunky pieces)
- leek (one, large) - (sliced)
- 3 scallions (diced)
- 2 sausages (large)
How to prepare this little gem:
1. Wash the split peas. Drain the water from the peas by sieving through a screen. Bring the split peas, pork chops, bacon, salt and pepper, bay leaf, potato, carrots, leek and scallions to a boil with 0.5 gallon of water. Let this simmer for about 30 minutes. Stir regularly.
2. Add the sausages to the soup. Let this simmer again for about 10 minutes.

3. Remove the pork chops, sausages and bay leaf. Slice the pork chops and sausages and add to the soup again. Season the soup.

Serve the soup in 4 bowls with thick slices of bread. Enjoy!


Emz said...

looks like heaven!!

Awesome little "gem" for sure.

Thank you.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Emz: It's actually quite yummy. :)

RunToTheFinish said...

i always wanted to know what was in split pea soup. I actually think David would love this

giraffy said...

YES YES YES!! My grandparents were dutch, and they used to make this for me all the time!! Thanks!!

Jason said...

I just got warm from looking at it. Sounds very tasty and on those days when it is nippy out this could be perfect. May have to give it a try.

Nike Athena said...

Looks like a perfect chilly day meal. Thanks for sharing!

Char said...

That looks so good. I might have to keep the recipe until Winter though.

Julie @ HotlegsRunner said...

i wanna try this! =)

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The Bryans said...

Mmmm....nou zit ik helemaal te watertanden :) Ik maak hier wel erwtensoep in de winter, maar ik heb nog nooit een goede vervanging kunnen vinden voor de NL rookworst. Er zijn wel smoked sausages, but no one does it like UNOX :)

Silly Girl Running said...

Great winter recipe! :)

@ The Bryans: Hahahaha! Die van UNOX zijn toch wel de lekkerste, ja. ;)

RunningRonald said...

for all you USA runners: this is a must try before you die!! it's jummmmmmie!!!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ RunningRonald: Van die foto krijg je toch zin in een grote kop erwtensoep? :) Niet dan? :)