Pease Pudding

The main ingredient in this delicious savoury dish is split yellow peas (Also known as carlin peas.). Other ingredients are water, salt, spices and pieces of bacon. It can be served cold with meats and salad or hot with meat dishes. Traditionally eaten with boiled ham, in which case the stock from the joint can be used instead of water to make the pease pudding.

Also known as pease pottage or pease porridge.

A British nursery rhyme:
Pease pudding hot, Pease pudding cold,
Pease pudding in the pot - nine days old.
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot - nine days old.


I always thought this was a southern dish, but a number of internet sites claim it's from the north-east of England. On the other hand, the village of Pease Pottage is in West Sussex, so who knows?