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Not that great, I've had better.

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John Bill December 07, 2006

Yes Gerry, this is absolutely great! My family says it's the best split pea soup I've ever made and I have to agree. Out of necessity I had to make one change....my butcher was out of ham hocks but he suggested his own smoked pork ribs, so I used those and the result was really great! I didn't know what to do with the bacon after removing it in step #6 but my husband solved that problem by eating it. Thanks Gerry, great soup

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Hey Jude November 16, 2003

Ah, Dutch pea soup. Went to the German butcher and bought 2 huge ham hocks, and rolled my sleaves up and made your wonderful soup. Tasted the finished result tonight, and can't wait for Erwten soup tomorrow - must keep some for my Dutch housekeeper for Tuesday, she'll love it too. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tasty recipe with us.

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Scandigirl November 01, 2003

This is absolutely GREAT.

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Nine 1/2 fingers September 10, 2001

The soup is a very easy, hearty meal. I added garlic, fresh thyme, fresh ground pepper and sea salt. This made a great dinner with crusty homemade bread and a simple salad. Thank you for posting!

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forthefunofit February 20, 2009

Very good! The potatoes thicken the soup and give it nice body. I used a hambone leftover from Christmas. This is a keeper. Thanks Gerry for sharing this one.

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Pamueller January 01, 2009

Very easy and tasty. Thick and hearty, but healthy and low-fat. I cut the recipe in half and used a little less carrots and a little more celery. It didn't seem like much meat from the ham hock so I added the bacon back in at the end. Next time I would try subbing 2-3 cups chicken broth or mushroom stock for part of the water and add a little garlic, but this was my best attempt at pea soup so far. Thanks for sharing.

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littleturtle October 14, 2008

This recipe seemed pretty much like the other split pea soup recipes I've tried, except less salty. I cut this recipe in half. I also pureed some of the soup to make a creamier soup which I liked. If I make this recipe again I will add more meat and not bother to fry bacon. The bacon didn't seem to give it much of a different taste and just took time. I'd also add more salt. This is an average recipe. Not unique or great, but not bad either. Just a comfortable, simple and basic split pea soup.

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kestrel November 24, 2003
Hollandse Erwten (Split Pea) Soup