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Not that great, I've had better.
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
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.
This is absolutely GREAT.
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!
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.
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.
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.