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Bacon Peas (Side Dish)

Bacon Peas is simply the BEST side dish and kids love this ~ even the pickiest of them all !

Bacon Peas is simply the BEST side dish and kids love this ~ even the pickiest of them all !

This Bacon Peas recipe is one of my all time favorite side dishes. And it is requested frequently not only by my family but even when we have close friends over for dinner.

I have shared this recipe, which by the way only has three main ingredients, with so many of my friends and family, but they still love the Bacon Peas. Even though most of them make the dish at home anyway.

Bacon Peas is simply the BEST side dish and kids love this ~ even the pickiest of them all !
A Lifetime ago, I worked at a company with an Italian owner and his wife. I have not even been married for a year at the time, and made many, many cooking mistakes (still do – but not as much!).

This lady worked out her dinner menus in advance and she told me that they NEVER had the same thing twice in a two week period. Back then, I repeated meals on a weekly basis ! So this was quite interesting for me.

Bacon Peas is simply the BEST side dish and kids love this ~ even the pickiest of them all !

I asked her if she knew any other way to cook peas, which she then asked me how I cooked mine.  I very wisely stupidly told her my “recipe”.  Take a tin of peas, pour (with the liquid – no, I’m not kidding ..) it in a saucepan, add some butter and sugar, boil it for a few minutes, drain and serve.

She had this absolute horrified look on her face when she asked ” .. with the liquid ?…” I’ll never forget that look on her face – can you imagine !?!

Then she gave me this quick and easy recipe, which she told me was the way the Italians prepared their peas. Since that day I made Bacon Peas !

And my kids grew up eating Peas this way, mostly. Although I do still like a nice sweet Peas dish every now and then.

Bacon Peas is simply the BEST side dish and kids love this ~ even the pickiest of them all !

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I have said it over and over again, Bacon makes everything better ! Well, not exactly everything .. I can not imagine Bacon in a cake. Although, I am sure recipes like that exist, as Bacon is definitely entering the desserts category already.

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Bacon Peas (Side Dish)

Bacon Peas
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Bacon Peas is simply the BEST side dish and kids love this ~ even the pickiest of them all !
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 500 g Peas fresh or frozen ( 16 oz )
  • 6 Bacon Strips with a little fat
  • 1/2 Onion chopped, not too finely
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil the Peas for 10 – 15 minutes until done

  2. Meanwhile fry the Bacon until crispy, remove from skillet and crumble or cube

  3. Fry the Onion in the same skillet as the bacon till soft and golden

  4. Once the Peas are done, drain, return to the saucepan, together with the Bacon and Onion

  5. Heat through and season with Salt and Black Pepper

Recipe Notes

OPTIONAL: Stir through a teaspoon or two of unsalted Butter before serving

That’s it ! And you have a nice, very tasty side dish which I am sure everyone will love as much as we do.

LINDA

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Rebecca

Friday 4th of January 2013

This sounds quite yummy, and have never thought of making peas this way. I'll bet the browned onions in it are wonderful! Will try this way next time we have peas :)Thank you!

Kathe

Friday 22nd of June 2012

Ha! I used to make peas just as you! This looks delish! Mr. B loves peas and bacon so I will be serving this to him soon! Thank you for sharing this at the party this week!

Printabelle

Thursday 21st of June 2012

LOL, love that story. We make a similar dish but it is cold and is like a pea salad with a little mayo.

Angela

Tuesday 19th of June 2012

I'm laughing right now because that is the way I prepare peas too! LOL Ok, I do drain it first but still, not super interesting. I will def try this! Thanks! :)

Amber *SaltTree*

Tuesday 19th of June 2012

My husband also doesn't care for peas... but I think this might do the trick! Thanks for sharing at SaltTree's Open Call Tuesdays!http://www.salttree.net/2012/06/open-call-tuesday-9-pyp-giveaway.html

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