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    Finnish Dried Pea Soup (Hernekeitto - Finland)

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    2 hrs 20 mins

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    2 hrs

    Debbie R.'s Note:

    From the "Best of Finnish Cooking". The author put together her recipes so that her sons would always have the Finnish recipes/dishes at hand. I haven't made it yet. I like the short list of ingredients. Time does not include the overnight soaking.

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    1. 1
      Rinse and remove unwanted pieces from the peas. Cover with cold water and let soak overnight.
    2. 2
      Afterwards, drain and rinse the peas. Peel the onion and stud it with the cloves. Put everything into the pot with the peas. (Use fresh water for the 8 cups, not the soaking water.).
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil; cover, lower heat, and let simmer until they are very soft, about 2 hours, stirring often.
    4. 4
      Remove meat from soup. Trim it from the bones, cutting into small pieces. Return it to the soup.
    5. 5
      Salt to taste and serve. (I must add, however, that the listed amount of salt could be too much for some people, let alone adding more at this point. However, I've included the amounts listed by the author because she says that Finnish food is very salty. Use your own judgement.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 13, 2014

      This is just how my Finnish cousin taught me to make it. But in Finland, they use hot, sweet mustard as a condiment. Yum!

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    • on June 05, 2010


      Very tasty and I agree with Debbie about the salt, I didn't need to add anymore. Put this one in the freezer for dinner through the week. Made for ZWT 6.

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    Nutritional Facts for Finnish Dried Pea Soup (Hernekeitto - Finland)

    Serving Size: 1 (322 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 162.2
    Calories from Fat 79
    Total Fat 8.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    Cholesterol 52.0 mg
    Sodium 1701.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 17.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried whole green peas


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