Searching for a recipe for a non-traditional pea soup. The peas are left whole and the broth resembles a white sauce?

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orksecurity8 years ago
Sounds to me like a chowder with peas.
jtobako8 years ago
Whole whole or split whole and not ground up?
LGelhar (author)  jtobako8 years ago
Whole whole! I'd appreciate any ideas you have.
jtobako LGelhar8 years ago
I'd start with a white sauce that you like, mine would be some diced onions cooked in butter/margarine until transparent, add (in this case) some ham and ham juice for flavor and salt (salt is in the ham, I don't cook with much salt), some water and diced carrot if you like them. Add a bay leaf, little pepper and/or crushed garlic. Let it cook for a while, then add peas and cook some more. Then mix up some flour and water or milk and water and add that in to thicken it. Probably serve with bread for dinner or alone for lunch. That made me hungry : ) I wonder if we have some peas....
LGelhar (author) 8 years ago
Sounds good, but not really what I was looking for. Thanks anyway!
randomhat8 years ago
I don't know about the peas left whole, but this recipe results in a pale yellow sauce, to get it lighter, leave out the carrots and or the turnip.


  • 1/2 lb yellow split peas
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 lb thick ham, cubed
  • 1 cup carrot, peeled, cubed into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup turnip, peeled, cubed into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled, cubed into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 quarts water
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 3/4 cup water

1. Soup: Add the 2 cups of yellow split peas to the saucepan with the water and the onion.
2. Bring to a boil, and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
3. Add the ham, carrot and turnip and cook for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
4. Add in potatoes and cook until soft.
5. Dumplings: Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
6. Cut margarine into the flour until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.
7. Stir in water.
8. Drop the dough into the soup by spoonfuls.
9. Boil uncovered for 10 minutes.
10. Cover and cook for 10 more minutes.