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Mushy peas

Mushy peas is a traditional English dish that is served with fish and chips. The dish is often made using deep-frozen peas or brightened up with food colouring. However, this is the traditional recipe. The green field peas are cooked until tender and start to fall apart. This releases the starches that thicken the cooking liquid.

Mushy peas

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Ingredients

400

g

green field peas

100

g

butter

1.2

litre

water

 

 

salt

 

 

black pepper

Preparation method

  • Soak the green field peas in cold water overnight (4 parts water/1 part peas).
  • Cook the field peas with the butter in water seasoned with salt until tender.
  • The field peas will absorb nearly all the liquid during cooking. It is therefore important that you keep an eye on them to prevent burning.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serving suggestions

  • Finely chop some fresh mint leaves and mix with the mushy peas.
  • Serve as part of a traditional meal of fish and chips with tartar sauce.

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