Erwtensoep - Dutch Pea Soup

Recipe by PetsRus
READY IN: 15hrs


  • 3 12
    cups dried split green peas or 1 1/2 lbs dried split green peas
  • 3
    liters water
  • 1
    lb spareribs
  • 12
    lb bacon, one thick slice, cubed
  • 2
    leeks, washed and chopped, also use the green part
  • 1
    medium celeriac, diced (celery root or bulb) or 3 cups of chopped celery (but the flavor will be weaker)
  • 1
    smoked dutch sausage or 3 -4 thick frankfurters, left whole or cut up in slices
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 -2
    bouillon cube (optional)
  • chopped celery leaves


  • Wash the peas and soak them overnight in the amount of water given. Next day bring them to the boil together with the spareribs and the bacon; simmer on very low heat for approx 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add the leeks and the celeriac; cook for another hour or until the soup becomes thick - with the lid off. Lift out the spareribs, remove the meat from the bones, and return the meat to the pan.
  • Add the sausage, let it warm through and season the soup to taste and maybe add bouillion cube(s) , add the chopped celery leaves and parsley just before serving.