English Peas

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Servings: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2   cans (14 1/2-ounces) English Peas
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter

Directions

Melt butter in small pot and add drained peas.  Cook over medium heat until peas are warm.

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Reader Comments:

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The recipe and instructions are a little complicated. Can we have a more step by step breakdown?

By Anonymous on September 26, 2013

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What's wrong with eating vegetables without additions? Why do they need half a stick of butter? WHY IS EVERYONE SO FAT?

By Alitax on August 07, 2013

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PAULA! I followed the recipee TO THE LETTER, but the can won't MELT! I have been simmering the recipee for SIX hours, adding butter repeatedly as needed, but the tin is resistent and wont MELT! Paula, can you please explain how the can should mellt? I have family attending a family gathering and this is a test run. Looking good, girl!

By Tawnee on September 26, 2012

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I only have frozen peas. Is there a recipe for making canned peas out of frozen peas so I can use them in this recipe?

By Travis on September 26, 2012

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Wow, you really put the kitchen to some work there! Except for giving me a heart attack, I can not find any imperfections in this recipe. You have outdone yourself. BRAVO!

By Caleb on August 30, 2012

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I really need a video or more detailed directions. My fifth (and most likely final) attempt at making this world-class dish resulted in 9 stitches, burns to my face and hands from trying to add the peas to the butter, and my wife running to the kitchen ( this was to be our anniversary dinner) with a fire extinguisher. Every time I try cooking now, this is in the back of my mind. I'll stick to the easy stuff like rabbit with a honey-habanero glaze and bluefin ceviche from now on. I really wish Mrs. Deen had put more thought into posting this recipe. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!

By Jon Z on May 19, 2012

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I feel like my cooking IQ went all the way to stupid. This recipe should be called English nothing-left-in-the-house-but-butter-and-peas!

By Barbara on April 26, 2012

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Do I have to melt the butter first, or can I heat up the peas and put the butter on top? Someone please respond!

By Jake on April 25, 2012

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Absolutley amazing recipe! I thought it was a little hard to make at first, but I eventually figured it out. I recently saw this recipe in a four-star restaurant. Great job Paula! You've done it again!

By yourmom on April 25, 2012

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Wow Paula, you must have lost sleep figuring this one out. I got so stressed from cooking it, jeez, I was hunting all over my house for the damn can opener and realized I have no english peas. I do have cat food - can I replace peas with cat food? My grandkiddies would like it more.

By rhonda eastman on April 25, 2012

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My 5 year old was excellent at making this. He was so proud of his self. Thank you.

By morgan m. on April 25, 2012

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OMG, I had NO IDEA how to prepare canned peas before this recipe... I mean, I still didn't know how to get the can open... but hey, I found this recipe, swallowed my pride, and asked my mother-in-law to show me how to open the can. She got it after a few tries (first we just tried hitting the can with a rock) but after awhile we saw a steak knife and cut the can in half... peas and juice went everywhere... which is why this recipe calls for two cans, because most of the peas spill out and when it's over you have a healthy person portion. Anyway so then I looked at the recipe again and it said a small pot. Well, I am against drugs so I ignored that one, and decided to just melt the butter on the stove. Well first the wrapper caught fire and the butter melted and burned but it mixed with the peas that had spilled but I didn't want to eat them off of the floor, so I dumped the peas onto the stove too and started licking them up and scooping them up with my hands, but they weren't warm yet so I grabbed a can of hairspray and a lighter and fried those suckers! Well it was about then that I realized that the peas were burning so I grabbed a glass of water and dumped it on the stove. The peas were now ash and I tried to eat them but the ashes would not stay on my fork. Gross recipe and way too complicated.

By Anonymous on April 25, 2012

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OMG, I had NO IDEA how to prepare canned peas before this recipe... I mean, I still didn't know how to get the can open... but hey, I found this recipe, swallowed my pride, and asked my mother-in-law to show me how to open the can. She got it after a few tries (first we just tried hitting the can with a rock) but after awhile we saw a steak knife and cut the can in half... peas and juice went everywhere... which is why this recipe calls for two cans, because most of the peas spill out and when it's over you have a healthy person portion. Anyway so then I looked at the recipe again and it said a small pot. Well, I am against drugs so I ignored that one, and decided to just melt the butter on the stove. Well first the wrapper caught fire and the butter melted and burned but it mixed with the peas that had spilled but I didn't want to eat them off of the floor, so I dumped the peas onto the stove too and started licking them up and scooping them up with my hands, but they weren't warm yet so I grabbed a can of hairspray and a lighter and fried those suckers! Well it was about then that I realized that the peas were burning so I grabbed a glass of water and dumped it on the stove. The peas were now ash and I tried to eat them but the ashes would not stay on my fork. Gross recipe and way too complicated.

By Mrs. Kitty on April 25, 2012

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I have a recipe for Metta World Peas that is very similar. You melt the butter in a pot then you elbow the can of peas until they are all mushy then add them to the butter.

By Todd on April 25, 2012

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REALLY, REALLY You stole my mothers recipe for english peas!

By Keith on April 25, 2012

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No one could have thought of this recipe without you, thank you Paula.

By Anonymous on April 25, 2012

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whoa! i was stuck wondering how i can unhealthy up my peas till i came across this! thanks, with other 20 years of experience i must have taken you ages to perfect this! im really shooting for a stroke, maybe some diabetes or at least high cholesterol, any more ideas? or should i just keep adding butter and deep frying everything?

By Anonymous on April 24, 2012

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Thanks Paila! My wife doesn't like my cooking but i bet this recipe will blow ber away!

By rg on April 24, 2012

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This recipe reminds me of the directions for catching a polar bear. First, you cut a hole in the ice. Then, you spread some of Paula's English Peas around the hole. When the bear comes up to take a pea, you kick him in the ice hole...easy peasy!!!

By Patrick Herman on April 24, 2012

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English peas with rosy cheeks?

By Roy OBoy on April 24, 2012

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