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

Keywords for this recipe:PeasBaconà la française
For 4 people, you will need:

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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 : 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.
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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.
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.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,866 Kcal or 7,813 Kj47 gr107 gr139 gr
93 %18 %10 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
165 Kcal or 691 Kj4 gr9 gr12 gr
8 %2 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
466 Kcal or 1,951 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.33 £
  • Per person : 1.08 £

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