German Green Pea Soup Cologne Style

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The German Green Pea Soup Cologne Style is a special soup recipe from the Rhineland. They call it “Ähzezupp”, in high German “Erbsensuppe”. This soup is ideal for fall and winter and tastes great with sausages. In the Rhineland they use the smoked Mettwuerstchen (Mett sausages) which we found at They can be out of stock as they are special sausages. In such a case use Brats, Kielbasa or Wiener sausages. Happy Cooking!

Ingredients German Green Pea Soup Cologne Style

500 g green peas, dry (whole or split)
3 medium size potatoes
2 carrots
1 leek
1/4 of a celery root
2 onions
salt, pepper to taste
10 branches parsley
1/2 tsp marjoram, dry or 2 branches fresh
1 bay leave
1 slice German Speck, bacon, (must have some fat)
4 sausages (recipe is using so called smoked Mett sausages)
1 tbsp German mustard
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2- 1 liter vegetable broth – How to make Vegetable Broth from Scratch – or use organic instant broth cubes


Enjoy! Guten Appetit!

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