Delicious Buttered Peas

Delicious Buttered Peas

Delicious Buttered Peas


All peas taste best when harvested young and tender.  They are the sweetest at this stage because the sugars have not transformed into starch.  Peas take longer to cook than one might expect.  I find that it takes at least 6 minutes, in salted boiling water, to cook the peas.  Keep tasting them and drain them when they’re done. 



2 Cups Shelled Peas

2 Large Sliced Shallots

3 Minced Garlic Cloves

1/2 Cup Cubed Ham

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

6 Ounces Butter

2 Tablespoon Olive Oil


In a medium size pot boil the peas in salted water for 6 minutes or more if needed.  While the peas are boiling sauté the shallots, garlic and cubed ham in a medium size sauté pan.  Cook for 3 minutes over a medium heat stirring constantly.  Turn off the heat when done.  Drain the peas and return the peas to the pan.  Add the butter, sauté ingredients, salt and pepper.  Stir until the butter has melted.  Serve immediately.  Serves 4


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