Boiled Peas

Boiled peas are distinctly Scottish and are hard to describe. If you are from Scotland or you are an ex-pat you will immediately know what I’m talking about here. Boiled peas are traditionally covered in salt, pepper and vinegar and served with “stew”, “mince” or the ultimate in bad for you food a “Scotch Pie.” Apologies to those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about here! I really would encourage you to give these a try.

Wot u need
3 mugs dried marrowfat peas
Salt

Wot u do

Cover the peas with water and “steep” them overnight or for eight hours. Rinse the peas and discard the water. Add the peas to a pot and cover with cold water about double the pea depth. Add 1/2 tsp salt and bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 1 hour till peas are soft. Drain and enjoy – remember loads of vinegar, pepper and salt!

Serves 4-6.

Brilliant!

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