Yellow split peas

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Sue G

Yellow split peas

This morning i was making soup and found a packet of Yellow split peas in the cupboard, so thought for a change to add these.

After one hour they are still hard, read the packet & it states they should be pre soaked.

I didn't think they needed to be soaked.

Any ideas?? soaked or not?
thanks

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Thistledo

Yellow split peas

Hello Sue!
Most pulses require soaking. One exception is lentils.
Split peas, yellow or otherwise can be boiled for an hour before introducing them into your recipe. Always best to soak them overnight (or all day) if possible.

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Welshcookie

Yellow split peas

Made dal in the slow cooker with some last week. Just put all the ingredients in, didn't pre-soak.

What was the 'death date' on your split peas? Maybe they were a bit old.

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Sue G

Split peas

Death date 3 months left.

I think they just needed cooking longer, next time i will remember to cook in a different pan & then add them to the soup.

thanks for the help

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SonyaK

Yellow split peas

I usually soak split peas, but don't remember in time for the overnight soak!!

The short, hot soak - boil up the peas and simmer a few minutes. Cover and let stand for a few hours. Or just one hour still makes a big difference!
Then throw away the soaking water and cook in fresh water - makes the peas more digestible!!

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Krish

No-soak pulse cooking

Get yourself a pressure cooker - lentils, beans etc, can be cooked without the need for soaking in a fraction of the time. Also make quick work of tenderising connective tissue in cheap meat cuts too! :oD
K

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SonyaK

Pressure cookers

I always soak beans before I cook them in my PC.
Using fresh water to cook, makes them more digestible.


 
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