Thursday is pea soup day.

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    Why the Finns eat pea soup and pancakes on Thursdays.

    Among the most popular dishes in Finland are: Meat Balls, Hot Sandwiches, Steaks, Macaroni Casserole, Beef or Pork Roast, Minced Meat in Sauce, Burgers, Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Meat Loaf, and various soups. One of the most traditional and common Finnish soups is pea soup made of green peas.

    Pea soup (hernekeitto) is a very common food In Finland. It is traditionally eaten on Thursdays and accompanied by pancakes. During World War II the Finnish army was fed with pea soup. Finnish Defence Forces and for example many school restaurants still have the tradition of serving pea soup with pancakes for dessert for lunch every Thursday. Pea soup is also often served to large crowds in gatherings because it is easy to make in large amounts and most people like it.

    Finns learn to eat pea soup as children. It is a popular school food because it is very cheap, healthy, and easy to prepare. Pork or carrots are often added to pea soup. Some people also like to add some mustard.


    Pea Soup
    (Source: www.finfood.fi)

    500 g dried peas
    1¼ litre water
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 onion
    300 g smoked knuckle, slightly salted pork shoulder or side
    1 tsp marjoram

    For soaking the peas:
    2 litre water and 2 tsp salt

    Soak the peas in salted water for 6-12 hours. Pour the water away.
    Place the peas, water and salt into a pot. Bring to the boil; skim off the residue and excess pea cases with a skimmer.
    Peel and chop the onion. Add the onion and the whole amount of meat into the soup. Simmer for about one hour.
    Take the meat away from the soup and let it cool. Slice into small cubes. Let the soup simmer until the peas are done. Add the meat cubes and season with marjoram.
     
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    It kept the Finnish army going through WW2.

    They still eat it to this day. Cooking up huge vats of it in the forest.
     
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    /----/ Pea soup, or as I call it piss soup makes me gag. Ugh.
     
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    You're not civilised.

    :cheeky-smiley-018:
     
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    /----/ "civilised' people spell it civilized and piss soup smells like an old shoe left outdoors to get moldy.
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    Some weird culinary tastes you have.

    Not exactly Italian style; your footwear.
     
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    Split green pea soup? Why has it been so long since I've had that? :eek:

    Yeah, I don't require your recipe to make it. Well, I know what my mission for the day is: Pot of green split-pea soup!
     
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    What if those are Italian leather shoes? :eek:

    They're not. I have a beautiful brown pair. Too narrow for my foots.

    I wore them a few times, they need the shoe stretcher, wherever that is.
     
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    Love pea soup, but I am not a Finn. We had it last night, matter of fact. It was outstanding.
     
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