Snert (Dutch Pea Soup)

For those brave enough, try this soup for the ultimate winter warmer experience.
Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Total Time : 1 hour, 45 minutes
Serves :  4



  • 500g green split peas (health food shops tend to stock these)
  • 400g pork chops
  • tbsp salt and pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 onions
  • 1 large carrot (winterwortel) (approx 200g)
  • 1/2 celeriac (approx 400g)
  • 2 thin leeks
  • 1 smoked pork sausage (250g) (I use Matesons)


  1. Wash the split peas, place in large stock pot along with the pork chops and 2 litres of water.
  2. Add salt, pepper and bay leaf.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for approx 15 mins.
  4. Meanwhile peel and chop onions, carrot and celeriac (small chunks).
  5. Clean leeks and slice thinly.
  6. Add veg to the soup, bring back to boil and cook for approx 30mins.
  7. Heat up the sausage in the soup for the last 10 mins (alternatively heat in microwave).
  8. Take pork and sausage out, remove any bones, cut into small pieces.
  9. Remove bay leaf.
  10. Check seasoning and enjoy!

Author: Robert

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