Ingrid (eschewsyou) wrote in vegancooking,
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Swedish Pea Soup

This is a recipe roughly translated from one of my Farmor(grandmother)'s Swedish cookbooks. It uses a special kind of Swedish pea, but it may work with another kind? It works best in a crockpot on low all day, but I'd assume that you could make it on the stove.

Swedish Pea Soup (Ärt Soppa)
Ingredients:
2.5 cups Swedish peas
1 Tbsp salt
1/2 gallon water


1 small yellow onion, diced
2 carrots, chopped or cut into rounds
2-3 whole cloves
1 whole ginger root, peeled
1 tsp marjoram or thyme
1/2 tsp salt
5 cups water or broth

Soak 2.5 cups Swedish peas in 1/2 gallon water and 1 Tbsp salt 6-12 hours, or overnight. Drain.

Combine all ingredients in crockpot and simmer on low all day until vegetables are tender.
If cooking on the stove, cook onions until translucent in large pot. Add diced carrots, peas, and water or broth. Add cloves, ginger root, spices, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until done. (About one hour.)
Remember to remove the cloves and ginger before you eat!
Enjoy with a dollop of Swedish mustard on the side of your bowl!


x-posted to veganfoodpics


Tags: ethnic food-swedish, soups-pea
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