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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

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
17 min.11 min.28 min.
Keeping:
A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
French-style peas : Photo of step #1
Prepare 1 spring onion (scallion) and chop finely.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
French-style peas : Photo of step #2
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 : Photo of step #3
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 : Photo of step #4
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 : Photo of step #5
Drain the peas and cool them rapidly under cold running water.

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

Stage 7 - 5 min.
French-style peas : Photo of step #7
Add the bacon and onion, mix well and just heat through. Check the seasoning and it's ready.

Remarks

If you are using frozen peas, only use half the weight and cook for a little longer. Taste to check when they are done.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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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.

Source

Home made.

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