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Dutch Pea Soup

Dutch Pea Soup

- Courtesy of Gelderman Farms


  • 12 cups water
  • 1 1/2 lbs ham or ham hock
  • 2 1/4 cups green split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 medium leeks, thinly sliced (white and tender green parts only)
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, diced with leaves
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 4 medium carrots, 1/8th inch slices
  • 10 oz rookwurst sausage or European wieners
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Put water and ham into a large pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Skim off foam from around the edge of the pot.
  4. Add next 5 ingredients.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover. Simmer for two hours stirring more frequently as soup thickens.
  6. Remove ham and any large pieces of meat.
  7. Remove meat from bone. Cut into bite-size pieces, discarding any fat, bone and sinew. Return to split pea soup mixture.
  8. Add remaining five ingredients. Simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes.
 Makes about 13 cups

Gelderman Farms is a family owned farm in the beautiful Fraser Valley at Abbotsford, B.C. Their pork products are:

  • Raised locally in the Fraser Valley
  • Bedded on sawdust
  • Freedom to run and root
  • Supports the 100 mile diet
  • Feed custom made on the farm
  • No animal meat by-products
  • No theraputic antibiotic treatment
  • No growth hormones *as per Canadian regulations
  • Animal Care Assurance Certified
  • Canadian Quality Assurance Certified
  • Government Inspected