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  • 1 1/2 cups dry whole peas
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup dry split peas
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable base
  • 12 ounces salt pork
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 3 small carrots, shredded
  • 3 small carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried savory
  • salt and pepper to taste


Place the dry whole peas in a pot with enough water to cover, and soak 8 hours or overnight.

Drain soaked peas, and return to the pot. Cover with 2 quarts water. Mix in the dry split peas, vegetable base, salt pork, onions, carrots, chives, savory, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours, until peas are tender. Remove and discard the salt pork before serving.