Basic Buttered Peas

Basic Buttered Peas
Basic Buttered Peas

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    quart water for boiling

  • 1

    pound peas

  • 1

    tablespoon salt for boiling peas

  • 1

    tablespoon butter

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • OPTIONAL ADDITIONS:

  • Pearl onions and lettuce

  • Freshly-chopped tarragon, chives, mint, or parsley

  • Chopped dried wild mushrooms

  • Chopped prosciutto

Directions

Shell the peas if using fresh peas, if using frozen defrost fully before cooking. Bring the water to a rapid boil. Stir in the salt and add the peas. Boil the peas for 1 minute or until they are cooked. Drain the peas when done and add peas to a wide skillet over high heat. Toss in pan until fully dry. Add butter and salt and pepper to taste. Add any optional additions if you choose, and combine. This recipe yields 4 servings.

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