English Peas

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

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 cans (14 1/2-ounces) English peas, drained
Directions

Melt the butter in small pot and add the peas. Cook over medium heat until peas are warm.


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This is a brilliant start to Paula Deen's new career of writing the cooking directions on canned foods. Someone has to do it, right?  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not her best effort, by far. Amybeth Hurst, Portland, ME item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am British and live in England. I've NEVER seen peas cooked this way. Gravy all the way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't like peas and I highly doubt anything else tastes good with butter. Thanks, Obama. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I bought some fresh English peas at the local market not knowing exactly how i would cook them. When i got home i Googled serving suggestions for the peas. I came across this wonderful recipe and figured i would give it a try. I figured out how to get the peas out of their pod by watching a video on YouTube... it wasn't that difficult and it got much easier as i developed my own technique for pea extraction. Unfortunately, the butter i buy is from a wholesale market, and it comes in 1 lb. rectangles (not cubed), so there are no helpful little marks to show you how much a 1/4 cup is... so i went from memory and cut out a chunk about what looked to be a half stick of butter. My thermometer doesn't say "warm" rating, so i just guessed and pulled the pan from stove after a few minutes. I didn’t really like the result… it didn’t taste good. Then I remembered, I don’t like peas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula Deen now posting common sense BS masquerading as a recipe.... calling this a recipe is actually a little insulting. Not giving stars to this. Paula Deen can't take credit for the fact that peas and butter taste good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Substituted the peas for butter - my family LOVED it! Thx item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well once I mastered the can opener it was a breeze! Next time I'll look for cans with a tab on them...would make this so much easier, that and brushing up on my knife skills would of helped out here..; item not reviewed by moderator and published
Think I prefer this to sous vide. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome. I added a pound of bacon and left out the peas. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would've given it 5 stars but the recipe was too complicated. Incredible show of technique though. Maybe you could do a video tutorial on this one because I was so lost. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic I did have to substiture garlic powder because I was out of garlic...and still good and fast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Gracious me! What a wonderful Southern recipe for English Peas. I just LOVE all of Paula's recipes - I don't know what I would do without her. Just delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too much butter!!! I use X-vrgn olv oil, salt/pepr and a pat of butter on FROZEN peas. Canned has preservatives and salt........with frozen YOU control the seasoning.: item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good dish, item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is some good comfort food. I love canned peas and butter. This is good also using frozen peas, half the butter (because you've got to have butter and some mixed seasoning blend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy Directions to follow. Might add a little kosher salt at the end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. I added a 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper. yummm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. This is the way my grandmother taught me to cook English peas. I have been cooking English peas this way for 50 years. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Paula, for sharing all kinds of recipes, no matter how simple they may seem. My son is learning how to cook and this recipe is perfect for him to try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I subbed in carrots and this came out great. I take on every recipe as a personal challenge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Substituted non-fat milk for butter... The milk curdled :( my kids ate them after I told them it was peas and warmed cottage cheese : Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You are great Paula!!! Give em hell!! The pea recipe is great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Paula.. works for me... a cookless old batchelor who needs simple instructions to survive! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nothing like the English peas I grew up with in England. My Mum used boil peas until they were a uniform grey color, then throw out the nice pea-green water and serve us the grey bits. I never knew peas were green until I saw John Major eating them on Spitting Image. He was grey though. My Mum did use to server us butter in chunks though to make up for it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
An absolute delight. However, if your kids revolt at the sight of vegetables, be sure to add a generous helping of HP brown sauce. They surely won't know they are eating something healthy! Sneaky! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good, but this needed more salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Trying a modern take, I purchased a microwavable bags of peas. After the 5 minutes of cooking, I opened it and added about 5 heaping teaspoons of butter, sealed and shook, then poured on the plate. Yum, yum! Please list similar recipes for us working families so our kids can get their healty veggies! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed something light and refreshing for a barbecue on a really hot day last August so I modified it a little and made it into a tasty summer salad. Everyone loved it and was asking me for the recipe! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this recipe also works if cooking outdoors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This delish English-style recipe brings to mind the Beatles hit, they MUST have had this classic English-style recipe in mind... "Peas, peeeeeeas me, oh yeah, like I peas you." item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for my future mother-in-law to prove to her that I can cook. I decided to jazz it up a little and add pepper--it made for a very unique taste that I'm sure she found impressive. I bet one day she will ask me for the recipe so she can pass it around to all her friends when she's bragging about what an amazing cook her daughter-in-law is! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like butter! I like peas! The combination is breathtaking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, this tastes just like a recipe my Nanna used to make. You don't know how long I've searched for it. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a delicious and versatile recipe! I made a few adjustments. First I melted the butter (without wax paper in a sauce pan. I added 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup rum and 1/4 water till a boil and sugar was dissolved. I set that aside. In a large bowl I mixed: 2 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 3 large eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup rum I baked in a floured and greased bundt pan at 350 for about 45 minutes until a knife inserted came out clean and the color turned almost brown. I then poked a lot of holes in the cake with a knife and drizzled the butter mixture until it absorbed. I waited about an hour and then flipped the cake over and removed bundt pan. The best rum cake I ever had!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect as is, did not need anything else. Hail to the chief indeed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't like peas. Can any other veggie be substituted or can I just serve the melted butter? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm shocked that the goddess of butter didn't include salt in this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm disappointed. I know Paula doesn't skimp on the eggs, butter and cheese, but canned peas? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This may not be a 'recipe' folks, but IS a old Southern staple when we did not have fresh from the garden.. I also add 1 teaspoon of sugar..now is that better? Thank you, Ms. Paula..I can easily remember Daddy bringing home the quail and Mama having this same meal..Love it~! Blessings and many thanks~! :) We LOVE Loved this show! (from the Ga. smoky mountains) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes, this is simple and if it were the highlight of the program, perhaps that would be problematic. Paula listed this so that we would have the entire meal. It's unfair to give it such low ratings as the ratings are to be based on the taste, not the degree of difficulty. If you want to rate on ingredients/difficulty, please don't give a low rating to any recipe you try that is a lot of work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Peas and butter? Imagine the possibilities - corn and butter, grits and butter, crawfish and butter, bread and butter....... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sure every newlywed can report her husband found this secret truck stop recipe fantastic, had seconds and asked for it again tomorrow! Many men are thankful for your service and sense of humor madam. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This isn't even a recipe! Heat canned peas with some butter? This shouldn't even be on this site. item not reviewed by moderator and published
How many experiments went wrong before you came to the conclusion that this is THE one? Shame Paula, shame. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why would you want to do anything else but??? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way to go, Paula! Sometimes the simplest recipes produce the best results. What on earth else would you even want to put on English Peas??? A mark of a great COOK is of-times knowing when to KISS: Keep it simple, sweetie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love your recipes and your show. WHAT ARE ENGLISH PEAS??? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a joke, right? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Slow down now.... item not reviewed by moderator and published

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