This is classic French country cooking, and it is delicious. Five pounds of green pea pods yield approximately 2 pounds of peas. One pound of pods yields about a cup.
Shell the peas. You should have about
Heat the butter in a heavy, straight-sided sauté pan. Add the herbs and about half the lettuce leaves, lining the bottom of the pan. Add the onions. Add the shelled peas, season with salt and pepper, and cover with the rest of the lettuce leaves. Cover the pot tightly and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Uncover the pot and taste the peas. Depending on their size, they may need a little more time.
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