English Peas and Buttermilk Potatoes

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Food Librarian - English Peas and Potatoes
Math lesson of the day: English peas + Carbs = Delicious!

Food Librarian - English Peas and Potatoes
The farmers market has English peas now! And I'm lazy!

So I bought the shelled peas for $6 a pound ("sealed up" peas were $3/pound). That extra cost was so worth it. I know it can be relaxing and fill you with summertime Zen-like back-to-earth visions of the farm to shell them yourself...but, like noted above, I'm lazy.

Food Librarian - English Peas and Potatoes
English Peas and Buttermilk Potatoes

4 red potatoes (mine were a bit big...so adjust to taste/size/hunger)
1 cup shelled English peas
1/4 cup buttermilk
1-2 T butter
Lots of salt and pepper

I cut up the potatoes and nuked them for about 5 minutes. I boiled the peas in salted water until al dente (I'm sure I could have done things together in the pot, but I wasn't thinking). Drain everything and pop it back into the pot to dry out a bit. Add the buttermilk and butter and start mashing. Easy PEAsy (get it?! darn, I'm such a nerd)
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Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Wooohooo! Pre-shelled peas equal awesome deliciousness in a lot less time.

Audrie said... [Reply to comment]

That looks delish! I used to hate peas but I'm beginning to come around. I think I'll make this the next time we have company :D

theUngourmet said... [Reply to comment]

That looks wonderful! I love fresh peas. I'm growing some in my garden this year. -Can't wait to feast on them!

Carrie said... [Reply to comment]

I think this looks wonderful! I have always loved putting pees in my mashed potatoes, I started when I was just a child. I am going to have to try this recipe soon!

Patricia Scarpin said... [Reply to comment]

I wish I could have that for lunch today. :)

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

Simple, delicious, perfect dish! I love pasta with peas, so Ill have to try this.

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so amazing! What a great combo. This is definitely something I'd like to make.

Patricia @ ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Yum... and Amen to lots of salt and pepper!!! I find most people don't use enough of either.

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

Oh this looks to die for! I'm gonna try it this weekend I think!

Melody said... [Reply to comment]

Now that is some math I can get into! My mom always made peas and potatoes. What a great combination!

emiglia said... [Reply to comment]

This is my favorite kind of springtime/early summer meal! Looks easy peasy indeed... and with so few ingredients! I love the fresh peas out right now... I'll have to give this one a whirl.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Buttermilk will always make me smile ever since Lee took a big swig of it from the container in the fridge when you were here visiting us. Ha, ha!!!

This looks so yummy!!! And I am a big fan of your pics.


Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

You are a nerd, but that's way I already like ya. I love this combo and I totally would have paid the extra for shelled. It can be therapeutic at times, but yeah.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Oh does this ever look delicious! I loooove fresh peas.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love English peas and mashed potatoes are always great. Looks delicious.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I would've paid the extra $$ too. I love the second pic of the peas. So pretty.

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