Pea soup puree, erwtensoep, or snert is a popular winter meal in Holland. We ate it year round, it’s a one pot basic and healthy recipe.
1 1⁄2 c split peas
6 c water
1 T margarine (or olive oil) 1⁄2 c onion
3” chunks)1 carrot
2 leeks ( or another onion ) 1 t salt
1⁄4 t white pepper
1 t sugar
1 bay leaf
Bring peas to boil and drain
Boil and then simmer for 2 hours, in 6 c fresh water
Add rest of ingredients anytime , making sure they have at least 1⁄2 hour to simmer Remove bay leaf
Serve with fresh crunchy bread
I sometimes add a potato, bacon, metwurst (cut in 3 inch chunks) or ham. Can be pureed
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