Sweet Peas

I didn’t eat sweet peas until my early thirties.

I guess that is because they were never prepared in a way that which I found palatable.

The first time I ate them and enjoyed them was at a church meal sometime in 2019.

I prepared them for myself and my Paternal Grandmother a time or two whilst I was taking care of her, but then

I came up with my recipe for them in the latter parts of 2020 and perfected that recipe in the days following Hurricane Ida.

That recipe is what this piece will be a description thereof.

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make this dish (just double [or triple] if feeding more than two people):

One Can of Sweet Green Peas. Or One Bag of Frozen Sweet Green Peas
Two Slices of Bacon.
One Teaspoon of Whipped Butter.
Half Small White Onion, diced.
One-Quarter Tablespoon of Black Pepper.
Refined Sugar to Taste.

If using the canned method, open the can of peas and drain out all liquid.

If using the frozen method, defrost the bag for the indicated time.

Take the two slices of bacon and cut them into quarter-inch pieces with kitchen shears, placing them in the bottom of the pot.

Next, add butter, diced onions, black pepper, and sugar, then sautee` on low heat.

Stir frequently with a wooden spoon.

Once the onions are mostly dissolved and the bacon is cooked, add the peas to the pot and thoroughly mix.

You may or may not need to add a few tablespoons of water at this time. The idea is to steam but not boil.

Continue cooking on low heat.

Stir periodically until the mixture is hot and consistent.

Serve and enjoy.

This makes a great side dish to many dinner entree including baked barbecued chicken.

I hope that you, the reader, enjoy this dish as much as I do.

For the record I have no formal training in cooking, it’s as if God has imparted me with a gift.

Please pray that I use this gift to glorify Him!

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