English Peas and Lettuce

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By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

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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.


  • 4 pounds fresh unshelled English peas
  • 10 ounces pearl onions
  • ¼


Shell the peas. You should have about 4 cups. Drop the whole onions into boiling water for 2 or 3 minutes, drain, and rinse in cold water. Drain again. Slice the base off each onion and pop it out of its skin.

Heat the butter in a heavy, straight-sided sauté pan. Add the herbs and about half th