split pea soup

split pea soup

Jump To Recipe

I grew up eating split pea soup so often and it brings back so many sweet memories of long ago that the thought of it makes my mouth water. If it’s on the menu at a fancy restaurant where I know it will be doctored up with elaborate ingredients such as sherry or truffle oil, it’s hands down the first thing I order. I usually turn the soup into my entire meal. I love garnishing it with whatever I'm in the mood for... sweet ham, sweet potatoes or sweet bananas, or all of the above!

I want my kids to feel the same way about split pea soup as I do-- to think of me when they eat it, as I think of my own mom. When the temperature drops it’s the first meal I make. Instead of using a pressure cooker, as my mom did, I make it on the stovetop so I can smell it cooking all day. This version of my mom’s Sopa de Chicharo creates an ambiance in my house as well as a meal.

star

Comment 1

mark payne on

is the banana just a “side” then?

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published