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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fresh Green Peas

I bought a quart of freshly shelled green peas this past weekend at the farmer's market.  I have only eaten frozen green peas and heaven forbid I ever eat canned peas.  I asked how to cook them and was advised to cook same as the black eyed peas.  I thought, hey, I know how to cook black eyed peas, I'm really good at that,  I can do it!  After they were cooked, I was very surprised that how much I really liked the green peas.  
You see, I really have never like green peas, maybe it was the color, or the shape or the fact that they pop when you bite into them.  
Advise to all of you, try them, they are really good for you.
  
My next dilemma was, do I eat them with a fork or with a spoon!  
After loosing most of the peas from the fork as I was using to film my bite,
 I decided that I much prefer the spoon.  
You see, I hold the fork or spoon with my left hand while I take the photo with my right hand.  Sometimes it would be really handy to have three hands but then I would look really funny! 

My question to all of you is, What do you use to eat your peas?







Pick through and discard any bad looking peas and stems.  Wash peas thoroughly. 


The Players! 
Only a few this time.


Cut bacon in 2 inch pieces and cook in a large skillet over medium heat until brown and crispy.  


Remove and drain on paper towels.  Tear into small pieces.


Place peas in same skillet and add enough water to cover peas.  Cook over medium low heat keeping enough water to cover them for about 35 minutes.  Turn heat up to medium high and cook for additional 5 minutes, reducing the liquid.


Remove and pour into serving bowl, top with crispy bacon and serve.


My advice is to eat them with a spoon, therefore you will get every pea in your mouth unless your clumsy!

Happy Eating!


The Recipe:




Fresh Green Peas

1 quart of freshly shelled green peas
2 sliced of apple wood smoked bacon
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1 ½ cups water or enough to cover peas by 1 inch
salt and pepper to taste


Pick through and discard any bad looking peas and stems.  Wash peas thoroughly. 

Cut bacon in 2 inch pieces and cook in a large skillet over medium heat until brown and crispy.  Remove and drain on paper towels.  Tear into small pieces.

Saute onion in the bacon drippings until limp.  Add peas to the skillet, add enough water to cover peas.  Cook over medium low heat keeping enough water to cover them for about 35 minutes.  Turn heat up to medium high and cook for additional 5 minutes, reducing the liquid.

Remove and pour into serving bowl, top with crispy bacon and serve.

Serves 4

Happy Eating!





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