Irish "matter of Fact Peas" (Mushy Peas)

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by Bergy

You can also buy these peas canned but they are quite expensive and are so easy to make. These peas are also common in England as Pub Fare. I love them served with good Bangers (sausages) and a green saladWhat we call Baking soda in Canada is known elsewhere as bicarbonate of soda.

Top Review by Flan the Scot

Awesome. Simply awesome. Exactly like the Highland Games.... I love this recipie just as is. My family's reactions: my wife (Norwegian) made a face; so did my daughter. However, my son suggested just a tad more sugar and he'd be happy (go figure.) Such a good Celtic lad.... I score this a win.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the peas in a bowl, add baking soda, pour on the boiling water and soak overnight.
  2. Next day drain and barely cover the peas with water, bring to a boil and simmer until tender and soft apprx 15-20 minutes, drain.
  3. Add salt pepper pinch of sugar and the butter, stir and serve.

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