Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have served this delicious side dish many times over the years. The original recipe came from one of my favorite community cookbooks,"Enough to Feed an Army." I usually serve this as an accompaniment to lamb as the mint flavor blends quite nicely with lamb. If you are in a hurry, you can simply melt the butter in the pan and proceed wthout waiting for it to brown. Since mint plays a major role in this recipe, is it highly recommend that you stick with fresh rather than dried mint. Tip: I snip my mint leaves with kitchen shears.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter or margarine over medium or medium-low heat.
  2. Cook butter until nut brown in color-about 7 minutes (but don't let burn- lower heat if necessary).
  3. Add peas, onion slivers, salt, pepper, sugar, and mint leaves; cook until onion is wilted and transparent and peas are tender, approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. Variation: You may substitute some fresh tarragon and orange zest for the mint- measure to taste.
Most Helpful

Heather, these peas are delightful! I love peas and could eat them anyway, anyhow. I've never had them with mint and I find this to be a refreshing change. I only added one small onion, however that was the only change I made. This recipe could easily be served to company. Wonderful peas, Heather!

Bev September 30, 2002

I thought this was very good. I've been wanting to try the mint/pea combo for a while and this is a good basic recipe. I love peas and this was very tasty. I think that I would have rather used less onion, though- I felt it overwhelmed the pea and mint flavor a little. Good flavors, though and a very tasty side! Gotta love those peas. ;)

Roosie September 08, 2004