Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Petits Pois a la Francaise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons butter

16 pearl onions, peeled and halved

4 slices bacon, cut into lardons

1 pound/2 kg/2 cups shelled fresh peas

1/2 cup/125 ml chicken stock

Salt and freshly ground pepper 

1 bib lettuce, cored and sliced


  1. Melt the butter in a saute pan. Add the onions and cook 2 minutes, then add the bacon and continue cooking until done. Add the peas and stock. Season. Cover and cook until the peas are almost tender. Add the lettuce and stir through. Cover 1 minute to wilt. Check the seasonings, and serve.