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Traditional Dutch Pea and Ham Soup

Updated on June 26, 2015

This is our family's traditional Dutch Pea and Ham Soup. Also known as " Snert " in Dutch. The recipe is was handed down to my mum, from hers, and has less ingredients than what modern versions have today. In my opinion, simpler is better. Normally made during the winter months, but I love it, and will eat it anytime.

Serving Size

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Kg Split Green Pea's. This equals 2lb's
  • 1 Smoked Hock on bone 750 gram to 1 Kg. This 1/12 to 2lb's
  • 2 Medium Brown Onion
  • 3 Medium Potato's
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Very little salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Soak rinsed Split Peas overnight after you have sorted out peas from, well whatever else is in packet. Discard water afterwards on pot plants.
  2. Using a large 6 liter Pot, boil Hock. 6 liters = 210 fl oz or 24 cups. Then simmer very gently, covered for about 1 half hours, or until ham comes away from the bone. Remove any foam off the top every now and then.
  3. While Hock is simmering, cut Potato's into Quarters and grade onion fine with grader.
  4. Take out Hock and put aside. Keep the water. Remove meat from bone.
  5. Using the same water hock was boiled in, add split peas, onion and potato's and boil.
  6. Let it simmer for about 1 & half hours, and stir every 10 minutes to avoid peas sticking to base of stockpot .
  7. Add some water if soup becomes to thick.
  8. You can boil hock, green split peas and all the ingredients altogether in one go if you want to save time. But you need to clean hock first by removing excess fat before hand.
  9. Add pepper to taste.
  10. You won't need very much salt, as the smoked hock can be very salty.
  11. I like to add a few drops of Maggi seasoning sauce instead of salt to taste.
  12. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with crusty bread and butter.
  13. Enjoy

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      Aladdins Cave 2 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Hi Sylvestermouse

      I hope you tried the soup by now, but its not winter on your side of the Planet, so I will have to remind you in a couple of months :)

      Thanks for leaving a comment

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      Sounds delicious! I am sure my husband would enjoy this soup recipe. He loves green peas.

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      Aladdins Cave 2 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Hi Will,

      its a fantastic soup. Really love it.

      Thanks for having a look, catch you around

      Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Aladdins Cave 2 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Hi Alicia,

      Its a great Soup. Eaten mainly in the winter months, but I could eat anytime :)

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, makes me happy

      Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I really like split pea soup, so I'll give this one a try.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like a very tasty soup. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Aladdins Cave 2 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Its nearly Christmas again hehehe

      I've been away from Hubpages to long because of travels and my book

      But I'm going now where now, and stuck on PC from now on.

      Thank you for having a look at my soup recipe, hope you enjoyed it

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      Laura Brown 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Split pea soup is one of my favourite things. I'm not sure what a brown onion is, will have to look it up. Could be something with a different name in Australia. I've been watching some Australian cooking shows. The best parts are finding out what people cook and how they cook it downunder.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @TreasuresBrenda: Thank you Brenda,its very cold here in Melbourne, and its really one of those soups made for winter.Thank you so much for leaving a comment, I love getting feedback.Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      Sounds good & I love the simple & short ingredient list.

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      LouisaDembul 3 years ago

      We used to eat this a lot in my family, but with yellow peas. Lovely comfort food!

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @favored: Hello favored1,WHAT ? No meat !! The pork is the vital to a Pea & Ham soup !!! :) :)mmmmmmm I'm not from planet veggie, so I can not think of of anyway youcould get the nice smokey flavor into the soup otherwise. Maybe you have some idea's ? I know, TOFU hehehehehee. All jokes aside, thank you for liking my lens & taking the time to comment as well.God Bless from DOWNUNDER

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      Actually green pea soup is a favorite of mine (sorry, no meat). I've never made my own though. I was surprised about the potato, but I guess it is to thicken the soup. It's nice to have recipes that can be passed down through the family. Giving this a tweet :)

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Aahh Tins. Yes I'm the other way round. I bought Peas soup from Ex Army supplies. Highly condensed. But that was 30 years ago or more, when I was single. Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @norma-holt: Thank you liking my Pea Soup. Its cold enough today in Melb to eat heheh.Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      Its one of my favorites as well over winter. Now I don't make it but buy it in tins and find it almost as good. Nice work.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @Elsie Hagley: Hi Kiwinana71,thank you so much for leaving feedback. Its the only thing that makes having a lens worth while. I'm about to make some adjustments to recipe, so stay turned.Its about measurements, it seems some country's don't understand metric system.The pot we use is 6 liters. Split peas = 2kg. Crazy amount I know. But we normally freeze at least half. Anyway, please let me know if you make it, and how it worked out. Cheers Gus

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      You have a great review about pea and ham soup. Nicely presented. Will be making this recipe.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @tonyleather: Hi Tony,close to Dutch border hey ! I was born 5 kilometers from border, but our soup is still Dutch. Glad you dropped in and left message. Pity you did not like lens enough to push the like button.Cheers anyway Tony.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @kerbev: Hi Kab,sorry I'm so late in my reply. I had hoped I would messages directly from Rocket Squids dept. Never saw this message and others till today. I would love to tell more about it our family soup. But I'm not aloud to add more content. ( Modules ) Plus, intro was limited to the amount of words I was aloud to use.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @Susan Zutautas: Hi Susan,dam French, trust them to copy us and try to make it better :)Thanks for leaving feedback, love it.Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @Ruthi: Thank you Ruthi,I hope you give this one a try. Make heaps, great to freeze and have later.Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This sounds and look very good. I make a French Pea Soup that is quite similar to yours.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      I love homemade split pea soup!

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      Excellent meal that I often enjoyed when living in Germany close by the Dutch border!

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      kab 3 years ago from Upstate, NY

      RocketSquid tip: Tell us a little more about the recipe. How did you learn it?Also, consider adding conversions for those of us not in a metric country.