Basic Buttered Peas

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 quart water, for boiling
  • 1 pound peas
  • 1 tablespoon salt (for boiling peas)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional additions: pearl onions and lettuce, freshly chopped tarragon, chives, mint, parsley, soaked and chopped dried wild mushrooms or 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.


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