Piselli alla fiorentina

Green peas cooked with prosciutto

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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

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Peas and ham seems to be a universally popular match. Naturally, this recipe uses pancetta (belly bacon) with the freshest of new spring peas. This side dish can be served with any main course.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled


Heat the olive oil in a saucepan on a medium heat. Add the whole onion, the garlic clove and the pancetta. Sauté for a couple of minutes, then add the peas. After about 10 minutes, add 500 ml (2 cups) of w