Stewed Green Peas

Traditional Norwegian Grønnerterstuing made with the Nutritious Legumes, Dried Green Peas.

Traditional Norwegian Stewed Green Peas/gronnerterstuing is made from dried whole green peas. I have not found dried whole green peas at my local supermarket, so I usually settle for split green peas, which works fine, however it does not have the texture of authentic grønnerterstuing.

Green peas are legumes and are very good for us. Gronnerterstuing is often served with the traditional Norwegian seafood, Guess what? Lutefisk, but it is most often served as a side dish with roast beef, meatballs, pork roast, and lamb.

Green peas are very nutritious - and when you use them dried to make stewed green peas, they are super delicious.

I believe, that in Norway, grønnerterstuing is almost always served with meatballs and cranberries (kjøttkaker og tyttebær) - it is always crammed full of deliciousness.

Something is missing if the stewed green peas are not on the table along with meatballs in brown gravy. (kjøttkaker i brun saus).

Find our Family Recipe here:

2 cups dried green peas
Sugar to taste
Butter to taste
1 teaspoon salt

Soak the dried whole green peas overnight in a large bowl or pan filled with water. If you use split peas, no need to soak.

Place peas in pan and cover with water.
Add 1 teaspoon salt.
Bring to a soft boil and turn the heat down to simmer.
Cover the pan and simmer until soft. Remove the lid, stir while adding water if needed.

Stir and mash green peas. Add butter and sugar to taste and you are ready to serve the Stewed Green Peas.

My family adds butter and sugar, some people don't. Perhaps you could try both methods to see which one you like the best?

We should all include more legumes in our diet. Legumes are lean and loaded with nutrition.

God Middag! This is a Norwegian greeting used before eating your dinner. The translation is Enjoy Dinner or as it is said in French, Bon Appetite!

Green Peas

Here is data on some of the wonderful benefits of these nutritious, healthy, lean green peas, these tasty legumes that have been enjoyed for generations all over the world.

The information below will change if you add sugar, butter, and salt to the recipe above.

Amounts Per Serving % Daily Value *

Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%

Calories 70
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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