>>>> Norwegian Pea Soup


1 Lb green or yellow split peas
2 Quarts boiling water
¼ Lb lean salt pork (in one piece)
1 Large carrot, diced
1 Large stalk celery, including leaves, diced
5 Green oinions, including tops, sliced
2 Tsp salt (varies with saltiness of pork)
¼ Tsp pepper

Taken from The Global Gourmet by Concordia Language Villages, Moorhead, Minnesota

A favorite wintertime supper for Beverly Deeds, Edina, Minnesota, is this warming soup accompanied by slices of Swedish limpa bread and brick cheese. Tester Lisa Riddle, Minneapolis, found it as a delicious as it is easy to make.


Sort peas. Place in boiling water in large heavy kettle over moderate heat; add salt pork. Cover and simmer about 1-1/2 hours. Add remaining ingredients; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until quite thick (about the consistency of gravy). Add salt if desired.

The Global Gourmet, by Concordia Language Villages, may be purchased by writing to:

Concordia Language Village
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562