There may be as many cooks as there are Split Pea Soup Recipes.I've been to Split Pea Andersen's Restaurant twice.
The pea soup is known nationally (internationally?), but if you use this recipe, your pea soup will be loved by everyone!
So just save yourself the trip, unless you need a vacation to California. Simply try this pea soup recipe and ENJOY.
This recipe is low in fat and easy to prepare, but the
satisfying full flavor and nutritional value remain intact. Split peas are a
good source of fiber and phosphorous and potassium!
Top the soup with croutons or crackers or shredded cheddar cheese or sautéed diced ham or crisp bacon bits (restaurant customers like this option) and everyone will be overjoyed (although the low fat component goes out the window).
Another way is to serve sides for toppings.
Substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth and it becomes an equally delicious and nutritious vegetarian split pea soup recipe.
One other consideration to remember: the recipe freezes well. Double or triple the recipe and freeze it in small servings to reheat quickly when you are especially pressed for time.
Preparation time: 15 minutes + 1 hour for soaking the peas. Serves 6 (unless, like my husband, someone eats two bowls of it!) :-)
To reheat the pea soup, thin with a little chicken (or vegetable) stock to desired consistency.
Enjoy your split pea soup recipe and the company of those you share it with!
Invite "Pea Soup Andersen" and he'll change his recipe to this
“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” (You can, of course)
Ludwig van Beethoven