Alpe d’HuZes snert

Every year I make split pea soup or what we call in the Netherlands ‘snert’. It’s always nice to share food with people so I decided to make 10 liter for my colleagues. But it also was for a reason. A good cause, Alpe d’HuZes. Recipe was inspired by Wikipedia.

To make snert is always a fun process. A lot of cutting ingredients but the creation of the soup itself is very easy. Especially if you have great ingredients. I had some nice meat from the butcher, like a great rookworst.

Also the transportation to my work was interesting. Normally you will let the soup cool down. And after a day it tastes even better. But I wanted to serve it hot and had no possibility for that at my work. So I transported the warm soup in a car. It actually also was the first snowy day this year, so you can imagine it was a bit slippery. Luckily no accidents.

But the end result was great. It was pretty thick considering the fact that it hadn’t cooled down yet.

All of this wasn’t just for my fun, it was also for a good cause. This year we are gonna join the Alpe d’HuZes again with a team, 21x vlammen.

Alpe d’HuZes is an Dutch event where people try to climb the Alpe d’Huez six times on a single day, for the Dutch Cancer Society. All the money they raise goes directly to research for a cure or prevention of the disease cancer. This year alone almost 2000 people will join and they will try to raise 10 million euros.

The snert was my way to contribute a little bit to that big cause. In return for my soup I asked attention for this event and donations.

And you can still support me by donating or read about my actions.


Ingredients (10 liter)

1 kg pork shoulder chop
400 grams bacon
1 celeriac
2 leeks
2 potatoes
4 onions
2 carrots
1 kg dried green split peas
beef fond
500 grams rookworst


First thing you need to do is to clean and cut all the vegetables into pieces. After that cut the pork chop & bacon into pieces. I’m not using the bones of the pork chop for this soup because I already use fond.

Put the pork & bacon together with 2 liters of water in a large pan and boil it for about 5 minutes. After that you can add all the ingredients except the rookworst and slowly boil it for about 3 hours.

You can cut the rookworst and put it in the soup for the last 10 minutes.

Recipe source: Wikipedia


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