Total Time
25hrs 15mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs

You don't get much more traditional Finnish food than pea soup on every Thurday followed by an oven pancake with strawberry jam. The tradition stems from times when Friday was a Catholic fast day so on Thursdays you needed to eat something that would keep you going for an extra day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steep peas in water overnight. Rinse.
  2. Fry the onion and the bacon in a pan until onions are soft.
  3. Add the peas and the vegetable stock. Simmer gently for about an hour, until the soup has started to thicken and the peas start to break up. Season.
  4. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

Very easy and tasty pea soup! I used turkey bacon and also added a clove of garlic. Bought some sour dough croutons to add to the finished soup, so good!

lauralie41 June 14, 2006

Absolutely delicious! Very easy to make, but such a wonderful taste. Serve it with homemade bread and you have the perfect winter meal! After I made the soup I added some sausage to it, which made it even better!

Maïté G. September 19, 2005

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