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#1 Old 12-06-2004, 11:22 AM
 
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What's the difference between split peas and regular peas? Can I substitute split peas with regular peas?
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#2 Old 12-06-2004, 11:41 AM
 
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#3 Old 12-06-2004, 11:44 AM
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Split peas taste good and peas are yucky
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Split peas come in yellow and green. They are dried and need to be soaked before cooking. They generally take about 45 minutes to an hour to cook and tend to dissolve into the broth. Split peas are a legume. Fresh peas are a vegetable and cook very quickly. I don't think substituting one for the other would be successful.
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#5 Old 12-06-2004, 11:46 AM
 
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Actually .... they don't need to be soaked, but I always soak mine because they usually seem to stay kind of crunchy if I don't!
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#6 Old 12-06-2004, 12:05 PM
 
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In addition to what vgnwitch said ... split peas taste starchy.
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#7 Old 12-06-2004, 12:58 PM
 
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Split peas taste good and peas are yucky



No, its the other way around.
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#8 Old 12-06-2004, 01:19 PM
 
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Well... I like both
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#9 Old 12-06-2004, 01:24 PM
 
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Well... I like both



Me too!



Well, I sure learned a lot from this thread! Thanks a bunch! I'll be in search of some split peas this week.
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#10 Old 12-06-2004, 05:43 PM
 
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No, its the other way around.



I'm with FB on this one! Peas are devine!

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#11 Old 12-06-2004, 05:52 PM
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Aww. You guys are broken!
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#12 Old 12-06-2004, 08:10 PM
 
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Snow peas are the best peas ever.



Regular peas, I'll only eat fresh or frozen. The canned ones are icky.
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#13 Old 12-06-2004, 08:15 PM
 
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I hate both...but me loves snow peas.
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#14 Old 12-06-2004, 09:11 PM
 
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I'm with you, Jinga. You're not alone!!



I do love fresh peas, in the pod, right off the vine. But then and only then. Otherwise, it's split peas all the way.
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