Why Didn't My Split Peas Split?

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Q: I made split pea soup and the peas didn't split, even after soaking overnight and cooking in my slow cooker for 24 hours on low. Usually it needs only 10 to 12 hours on low.

Any ideas why?

Sent by Eileen

Editor: Readers, any ideas for Eileen? Ever encountered this particular split pea problem?


Related: What Else Can I Make With Split Peas?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.