Split peas "à la française"

Split peas "à la française"
To cook fresh peas à la française (French style), they are first blanched in boiling water, then combined with fried lardons and onion. This idea can also be used with split peas, but they need cooking for much longer.
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Last modified on: February 5th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:PeasFrench styleBacon
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Stage 1 - 40 min.
Split peas "à la française" : Photo of step #1
Put 300 g split peas on to boil in a large pan of salted water.

Stage 2
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Cook until tender.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Split peas "à la française" : Photo of step #3
Prepare and finely chop 1 onion.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Split peas "à la française" : Photo of step #4
Pour 1 tablespoon oil into a large pan on high heat. When good and hot add 150 g small pieces of bacon (lardons) and fry for a few minutes until lightly browned.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Add the chopped onion, mix well and cook for a further 1 or 2 minutes.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Add the split peas, mix well and check the seasoning. Leave to heat through completely before serving.
This "à la française" method can be used with other dried beans and pulses, such as lentils or haricot beans.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,350 Kcal or 5,652 Kj41 gr53 gr108 gr
68 %16 %5 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
229 Kcal or 959 Kj7 gr9 gr18 gr
11 %3 %1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
338 Kcal or 1,415 Kj10 gr13 gr27 gr
17 %4 %1 %4 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 1.64 €
  • Per person : 0.41 €

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