Gule ærter (Danish yellow pea soup)

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This is the national soup of Denmark

Gule ærter (Danish yellow pea soup)
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:163
Ready in:1 day, 15 minutes
Prep. time:24 hours, 15 minutes
Cook time:45 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:3rd January 2017

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Danish pork


Their bacon is good so they should know how to cook pork.



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  1. Boil the peas in 1.7 litres unsalted water until tender
  2. Simmer the pork in the ham stock, in a separate pan, with the other vegetables and the bouquet garni.
  3. When the pork is tender, remove from the pot and keep hot.
  4. Strain the peas and add to the ham stock, from which all the fat has been removed.
  5. Serve the pork with the soup.

Serving suggestions

Goes well with rye bread, mustard and pickled beetroot


For a more substantial dish, small potatoes may be added to the soup during the last 20 minutes of cooking time.

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