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Split Pea Soup - what did I do wrong??

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Split Pea Soup - what did I do wrong??

jujuthomas | Feb 28, 2007 05:33 AM

I made split pea soup this weekend in my slow cooker - a combo of recipes from my slow cooking Lightly cookbook and when it cooled it turned into this big semi-solid BLOB of green! I thought fine, it's like gravy - more solid when cool. but it didn't re-liquify when I microwaved it. I added about 1/2 cup water and stirred, and then it was liquid enough to eat, but still REALLY thick. This is only my second attempt at making split pea soup, and last time it did the same thing. the ingredients were:
1 (16 oz) pckg split peas
1/2 ham slice cubed small
3 carrots sliced
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 potatoes cubed fine
chicken broth to cover - about 3 cans
cooked about 7 hours, then I pureed a bit of it w/ my stick blender (love that gadget!)

why is it sooo thick? my hubby wouldn't even eat it! :(

tia.

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