Parmesan - Bacon Peas

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Total Time
20mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
15 mins

This is what happens when you don't have all the ingredients for a 'family' recipe and you start experimenting: crisp fresh English peas sauteed in butter, then simmered with a bit of beef stock, dried onions, and crumbled bacon, then tossed with toasty bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese makes for an unusual and tasty summer side dish!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 cups English peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion
  • 14 cup bacon, crumbled
  • 13 cup beef stock
  • 13 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked

Directions

  1. Toss fresh peas (or thawed frozen) into medium heat non stick pan.
  2. Add butter and sautee lightly for 1-2 minutes, until peas are hot.
  3. Add dried onions, beef stock, and bacon.
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peas are 'dry'.
  5. Toss with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese just before serving to maintain crispiness.
  6. Season with freshly cracked black pepper, to taste.