Pease PorridgeCourse: DinnerCuisine: EnglandDifficulty: Easy
Lentils were so popular among the lower class that they were often the only source of food. So popular in England a rhyme regarding the hardy lentil dish became a popular hand clapping game among children. The origins of this rhyme are unknown. The rhyme refers to a type of porridge made from peas, pease pudding, also known as pease pottage. The earliest version of Pease Porridge Hot is a riddle found in John Newbery’s Mother Goose’s Melody circa. 1760.
2 cups dried green split peas, rinsed and picked over
1/2 cups water
salt to taste
- Add all ingredients except butter to the pot.
- Bring to a bowl and then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Allow to cook until peas are soft and mushy and peas resemble porridge.
- Serve with a dollop of butter or a touch of fresh cream.
- You can change up this recipe by using yellow split peas and adding some chopped cooked bacon for extra flavour.