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Hi there,

I am planning to make split pea soup for lunch tomorrow and wondered if and how long I should soak the peas before actually cooking them?!
Since we gradually shift towards a more vegetarian style of eating (well, there's still fish, some cut ham for sandwiches and such but no big meat dishes like at my ILs) I try to incorporate more lentils and beans into our diet and soups is an easy way to do so w/dd

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Heheh

Well, here's my pea soup recipe: IT takes a real long time but it's *so* worth it *note I dont soak the peas at all*

Ok:

Night 1: Take 1 ham bone 1 diced onion, and about 3 cloves of garlic put in crock pot, cover with COLD water and cook on low over night.

next morning: Remove hambone, put peas in, cook till around 1/2 hr before supper. Put died ham in soup.

let heat for 1/2hr

Serve..

that's my recipe anyway and it turns out nummy and smooth
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Sounds *really* yummy but will fail for two reasons for me
1. no crockpot
2. no hambone

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Thanks anyway, I'll keep your recipe in mind anyways....

Does anybody else know if I should soak them in advance? My recipe from Bill Grangers 'Simply Food' cookbook says 'according to packet instructions' as to which my bag of spilt peas tells me 'according to recipe' *argh*


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Heheh

Well, here's my pea soup recipe: IT takes a real long time but it's *so* worth it *note I dont soak the peas at all*

Ok:

Night 1: Take 1 ham bone 1 diced onion, and about 3 cloves of garlic put in crock pot, cover with COLD water and cook on low over night.

next morning: Remove hambone, put peas in, cook till around 1/2 hr before supper. Put died ham in soup.

let heat for 1/2hr

Serve..

that's my recipe anyway and it turns out nummy and smooth
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Split peas do not require soaking because the skins have been removed.

I don't use a ham bone. I do like to add ham or bacon though. I also use liquid smoke usually, since I like a fairly strong smoky flavor
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