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52 minutes ago, Upfront said:

they are good. just cook them long time. soaking does not help peas. only beans.

My wife has been making ham with green pea soup CORRECTLY all her adult life and has given up after trying several sources and even different methods and cooking times here.

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On 5/12/2020 at 5:10 PM, oregontochapala said:

I have made countless pots of split pea with ham soup CORRECTLY using peas bought at Superlake, El Granero, and Mi Ranchito and every pot turned out perfect. Since we are at high altitude, cooking time is longer and more water than normal is needed. If extra water is needed during cooking make sure it is boiling before adding it. Adding tap water stops the cooking and makes beans or legumes tough.

MUCHOS GRACIAS! Took your advise and it came out excellent using left over pork hock from the Smokehouse and split green peas from the Cremeria.

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Baloney. Split peas store in dry places for at least 3 years, and you can be darn sure the peas at SL and the Grainery have not been there that long. In fact, they are a bomb-shelter food, because they last until they get moldy. An old pea cooks just as well as any other, as long as you do it right.

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You don't know how long the peas have been stored anywhere along the supply chain.  Also hard water can prevent dried beans and peas from cooking properly.  Check the white crud around your faucet to see how much mineral you have in your water.  It's pretty hard in this area.  Try soaking in salt water.

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Due to our altitude water boils at about  94 degrees here....this affects cooking times as well as finished product especially with dried foods....a pressure cooker should negate the difference, otherwise just cook it longer and  longer.....with plenty of liquid ..

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