Soup – a Victorian soup for the poor

Hey all,

How many of you like soup? I think it’s really fun to make one. You can add anything you want, make it however you please. And nothing can beat a hot pot of soup on a cold winter night. While there are plenty of recipes out there, I have found you all a special one!!!! It dates back to the 1800’s and it went widely by the name ‘Soup for the poor’


  1. Bacon
  2. Butter
  3. Chopped Onion
  4. Chopped Carrots
  5. Chopped Celery
  6. Yellow split peas
  7. Mint leaves (optional)
  8. Stock
  9. Salt
  10. Pepper

Soak the yellow split peas over night or atleast 4 to 5 hours


In a pot add the butter and the chopped bacon then add all the vegetables and fry for about 3 mins on medium heat. Next add the yellow spilt peas and the stock. Simmer in medium to low heat until the split peas are tender. Season the soup with salt and pepper and you could add a couple of mint leaves if you wish.

For every 1 cup of split peas you could add 2 cups of stock but you can add more stock if required.

For a Vegetarian version of the Soup skip the bacon and add any of your favourite vegetable.


Happy reading, Happy cooking!!!

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