Scandanavian Whole Pea and Ham Stew (Artskoppa)

Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Artskoppa is a hearty stew with unique flavor and texture. My fiance is Norwegian and his parents passed this recipe down to me because he loves it so much, and I adapted it to the crock pot. It took me about four attempts to get it just right since there is one golden rule to making a great Artskoppa: not letting the peas get mushy. And my fiance's added golden rule is to add black pepper until you sneeze, but this recipe is for the average palette.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt the 1/4 cube of vegetable bouillon into a cup of boiling water (you can do it in the microwave), and place the first 9 ingredients into a crock pot. Cook on low for 5 and a half hours.
  2. After 5 and a half hours, add 2 cups of water, barley, rice, egg noodles and mostaccioli, and cook for another half hour.