John and I were together. He is from Holland and Erwtensoep is one of their specialties. I first tried the soup in Amsterdam and instantly fell in love with it! After we came home John made it a few times.
Being who I am, when I really like something, I want it all the time. As I may have said before, I don’t follow recipes well. I like to use several variations, shortcuts etc. Today I woke up and decided to make a pot of this wonderful Split pea soup and I thought I would share My version with you!
I will tell you first, the dutch normally adds more stuff in theirs then I do. They have Jowl bacon, porkchops, carrots and potatoes in theirs, If I remember right they even have celery.
Here is what I use:
Bacon (I use Jowl you can use thick sliced or to make it healthier turkey bacon)
Here is how I prepare mine.
Optional. Depending on how you like it. If you like it smoother you can puree the soup in a blender and serve it that way or you can eat it as is. Either way I think it is delicious!
I like to serve it up with a side of rusk, which is kind of like a small piece of toast and cheese. Makes a wonderful lunch!
This is the Rusk, we find them at Meijer in the international food aisle
I wasn’t paid nor did I receive free food items on anything mentioned in this post! BTW, that is pepper jack cheese on the rusk! Awesome!