Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Peas in a Pod

Over at the LA Times Russ Parsons shares a simple way of cooking English peas.
And you know, I've always wondered.  I've bought the things shucked, and boiled them too little or too long.  I've bought the things in their pods, and been annoyed by the labor of freeing them.
So, what's the secret? According to Russ and his buddy Sylvia Thompson:

In a saucepan bring an inch of water to boil.  Add a chunk of butter.  Throw in your English peas, cover and simmer for three minutes or longer (if older and larger).  Drain, salt, and eat as if they were edamame.
Very delicious indeed.


  1. Not a big fan of peas but I do like italian green beans. I suppose they would be better fresh. Seems like you can't get peas anymore in a pod, there already shelled or am I missing something.


  2. I stopped growing these because getting a little cupful of peas out of a grocery bag full of pods was too depressing. This could make me try again. Too late for this year, though.

  3. AH: that cupful is still impressive.
    Randall! Coupla our local grocery stores sell em in the pod---they're pretty that way, I think.

  4. Oh, I will try that. Sound yum.

  5. This sounds delicious. I love peas.