Mama's English Peas with Sauteed Onion

Millie Johnson


Sautéing the onion in bacon drippings makes these extra yummy ! My mom always used the very early green peas and so do I... and now my daughter does, too. They taste totally different than the big fat ones. Try it. I'm sure you'll love em !

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5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1 can(s)
early peas (15 oz.)
3 Tbsp
bacon drippings
4 Tbsp
fresh diced onion
salt and pepper to taste


1*** If you have no bacon drippings saved then dice and fry 2 or 3 slices of bacon. Remove the crisp bacon and set aside for garnish or save for a salad topping. ***

2Fine dice 3 tablespoons of onion.

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3In a medium pot add bacon drippings. Heat then add onions and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sautee till just turning golden .

4Add can of early peas including the liquid. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low and cover for 5-10 minutes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom