New Potatoes and Peas

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Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

  • About

An American friend who was brought up on a farm outside Boston remembered her Aunt Hazel making this dish and how good it was.


  • 3 lb (1.3 kg) very small new potatoes
  • 4 oz (100


Wash the potatoes but do not peel them. Steam them in a colander over a pan of boiling water until tender.

Meanwhile, fry the bacon until very crisp, drain on kitchen paper towelling and keep warm in a low oven. Put the peas and cream in a pan and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Combine the peas and potatoes in a warm serving dish. Break open some of the potatoes with a fork an