Petits pois à la Française

Petits pois à la Française

Green peas French-style

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Serves
4

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1kg fresh peas, shelled
6 lettuce leaves, or small lettuce heart, shredded
12 spring onions, peeled
60g butter
2 sprigs fresh chervil
1 teaspoon sugar
salt
3 tablespoons water
2 sprigs fresh parsley

Method

  1. Place peas in a large saucepan with half the lettuce, the onions, butter, herbs, sugar and salt. Cover with remaining lettuce and add water. Cover and cook over gentle heat for 15–20 minutes, shaking pan from time to time, until peas are tender. Remove herbs and adjust seasoning to taste before serving.

Variation

  • 500 g frozen peas may be substituted for fresh peas.
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