Auntie Fanny's Pea and Mint Mash

Recipe by Zurie
READY IN: 20mins


  • 1 12
    lbs frozen peas (fresh if you have it!)
  • butter (or oil, if you must)
  • 1
    small onion
  • 1
    small potato
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 2
    teaspoons sugar
  • 12
    teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 -6
    tablespoons mint, chopped (to taste)


  • Peel the onion and potato, and slice, then cut both into quite tiny pieces so they cook quickly.
  • Heat a knob of butter in a saucepan. Fry the chopped onion and potato, stirring, until they just soften. Salt lightly.
  • Add the peas, frozen or fresh, and add about 1/4 cup (or less) water. Bring to the boil, and stir well as soon as the frozen peas release their icy grip.
  • Add more salt, the sugar and the pepper, and stir. Turn heat lower and put on lid.
  • Simmer for about 7 - 10 minutes. Stir through at least once.
  • Drain in a sieve over a bowl, keeping the cooking liquid. Chuck all into your processor, but the mashing part can be done with any other utensil which will do the job.
  • Add the mint, to taste, and process until well mashed but not totally smooth. You will have to add 1 - 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid, but do not make it watery!
  • Taste for seasoning, and add more butter if you like.
  • Serve as suggested, with contrasting flavours, which it will need, as it's only a side dish and cannot stand on its own.