French-style peas

French-style peas
A traditional French recipe, "Petis pois à la Française", with a personal twist, but very easy to prepare. It is an ideal accompaniment for meat, poultry or even a grilled fillet of fish.
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Last modified on: July 15th 2012

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17 min.11 min.28 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
French-style peas
Prepare 1 spring onion (scallion) and chop finely.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
French-style peas
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan then add 150 g small pieces of bacon and fry lightly.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
French-style peas
Remove the fried bacon and set aside, but leave the fat in the pan. Add the onion, salt and pepper.

Cook for 1 or 2 minutes without colouring, then drain the cooked onion and set aside.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
French-style peas
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Shell 800 g peas and boil for 2 or 3 minutes just until nicely tender.

(The French call this "English cooking" - ironic in this recipe!).

Stage 5 - 2 min.
French-style peas
Drain the peas and cool them rapidly under cold running water.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
French-style peas
Melt 40 g butter in a saucepan on medium heat, then add the peas.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
French-style peas
Add the bacon and onion, mix well and just heat through. Check the seasoning and it's ready.
If you are using frozen peas, only use half the weight and cook for a little longer. Taste to check when they are done.
And to drink?
This will depend on what you are eating with the peas. If they are the main dish, you might like to try a Menetou-Salon red.
A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,856 Kcal or 7,771 Kj48 gr107 gr139 gr
93 %19 %10 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
164 Kcal or 687 Kj4 gr9 gr12 gr
8 %2 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
464 Kcal or 1,943 Kj12 gr27 gr35 gr
23 %5 %3 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 5.10 €
  • Per person : 1.28 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
PeasPeas: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fillet of pollack cooked in two stages, New York style pasta, Chinese style chicken, Rice and peas, Pea and avocado salad, ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oven omelette, African style chicken, Split peas "à la française", Quiche Lorraine, Rabbit civet, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sautéed oyster mushrooms, Mushroom bourguignon, Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Cornouaillaise salad, Pan-fried cheese, egg and spinach toastie, ... All
Spring onion (scallion)Spring onion (scallion): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Kalamata Salad, Sautéed green vegetables, Cauliflower, chicken and avocado salad, Crispy prawn rolls, Duet of creamed cauliflower and cabbage , ... All
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