I've been simmering pea soup all day and the split peas are still not done. The chopped carrots and celery are done, but the split peas are still mostly hard. It's been simmering all day. What am I doing wrong? Is it supposed to boil?? thanks
Split pea soup is a comfort food classic, and this version couldn't be easier. Just place dried split peas in your slow cooker, top them with diced mirepoix (carrot, celery, and onion), plus some garlic, parsley, and bay leaf. Add a ham bone or ham hocks for a little smoky meatiness, and cover it all with chicken or vegetable stock, then turn on the crockpot and walk away. The result is creamy, hearty, and freezes well, so you can make a big batch to keep extra on hand for the next time you need a soothing soup, stat. Read more.