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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 2 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
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 ½ spring onion (scallion) and chop finely.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
French-style peas : Photo of step #2
Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan then add 75 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 400 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 20 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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PeasPeas: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Eggs en Cocotte à la Française, Chinese Soup, Pea risotto "mantecare", Minestrone, ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Eggs en Cocotte à la Française, Crispy spinach rolls, Deep leek and potato quiche, Breton Pie, Ramekins of duchess potatoes, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Surprise bread, Foie gras fingers, Leek and potato soup, Chocolate cereal bars, Spinach and Comté Loaf, ... All
Spring onion (scallion)Spring onion (scallion): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce , Sautéed green vegetables, Lebanese Tabbouleh, Ham and cheese slices with spring onions, Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce, ... All

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