IRISH PEAS, recipe from Ireland

Nancy J. Patrykus


My neighbor suggested I try this tasty recipe.
It is from her aunt in Ireland.
Quick and easy, with a different mint taste twist.
Makes a wonderful side dish.
I never would have thought to cook peas this way, when we had a farm and canned peas by the bushel!!
Oh! them day gone by....when both boys would help me shell our home grown peas, on the front porch.
In the early 50's.
Come winter they helped make some delicious meals. Our home grown was very nutritious and always so much tastier.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
5 Min


  • 3 lb
    fresh peas in the pod, shelled, or two packages (10 oz. each) of frozen peas.
  • 1-3 sprig(s)
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    boiling, salted water
  • 1 Tbsp
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make IRISH PEAS, recipe from Ireland


  1. Shell the fresh pea pods.
  2. Cook peas, with mint and sugar in the boiling water, until peas are tender. 5-7 minutes.
  3. Drain, stir in butter, salt & pepper. Serves 4-6
    An excellent side dish.
    Quick and easy

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Course/Dish: Vegetables

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