Pea Soup: GF/DF (serves about 10)

I bag (18 oz) Lars Yellow Peas for Swedish style yellow pea soup, (I buy it from Amazon). The recipe is on the bag, but I’ll post it in case you use other peas.

“For several hundred years Yellow Pea Soup has been Thursday’s traditional supper, served in homes, cafeterias, mess halls, and restaurants all over the Swedish countryside. Often accompanied by pork, crisp bread and spicy brown mustard”.

  • 1 bag (18 oz) yellow peas
  • 1 lb pork ribs (optional)
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 t salt
  • 1 t thyme

Rinse peas and soak over night in 5 cups of water. Discard water. Pour 2 quarts of water over peas. Cook together with pork, onion salt and thyme on low heat for about 1 1/2 hours or until shells of peas split.

Serve with a little Lars’ Own Swedish Style Mustard (I buy that too from Amazon).

One variation is to cook the pork separately and serve on the side.

I always serve small Swedish style pancakes to finish the meal.. Recipe below.

Miniature Pancakes or small Crepes (serves 4-6)

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup + 2 T (4 dl) milk
  • 3/4 cup +1 t (2 dl) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 T butter, melted

Mix the eggs with half of the milk, the flour and the salt. Beat until smooth and then add the rest of the milk. Pour in the melted butter. Let the mix sit for a while before frying the pancakes.

These can of course be made dairy and gluten free by replacing the milk with a dairy free alternative and by using gluten free flour.

I serve the pancakes with jam and sometimes with whipped cream.

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