You have been cooking frozen peas wrong your entire life. Green peas should not be boiled! You can have sweet, creamy peas in less than 10 minutes. Try them tonight!

The best way to cook frozen peas

I hate to break it to you, but you have been cooking peas wrong your entire life. Peas should not be boiled! Using our improved method, you can have flavorful, creamy peas in less than 10 minutes. Try them tonight!

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Ok, I admit, I am totally guilty of ripping open a bag of frozen peas and throwing them into a pot of boiling water 5 minutes before dinner and serving them as a side dish. I have never hated peas, but I have never loved them. They have always just been an easy side dish but they have never been anything special. Until I went to Epi’s (My favorite restaurant in Meridian, Idaho).

On Thursdays, Epi’s offers free peas as an additional side dish to any meal and people specifically go there on Thursdays JUST for the peas. Strange right? But, after trying it I understand why. Her peas, just like everything else on the menu, are amazing. Like, they are craveable. PEAS. That boring side dish that no one cares about can actually be seasoned to the point of actually being delicious.

Basic Tips for Delicious Green Peas

  1. Don’t boil! Just don’t do it. I know the package tells you to, but don’t. Trust me.
  2. Add a little sugar to the peas. It’s ok, it won’t taste weird and it will bring out the natural sweet flavor.
  3. Don’t add salt until ready to serve. Salting them too early can dehydrate them and they (obviously) won’t be as sweet. Salt them after they have cooked and you can salt to taste.

Add a Little Mint

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If you want to try something different, and dare I say, “fancy,” try coarsely tearing up a few mint leaves and throwing them in with the peas while cooking. Leave the garlic and sugar out and just cook them with mint and butter. The mint infuses the peas with a fresh and delicious flavor that you are sure to love! It kicks dinner up a notch with very little effort. Try it with Easter dinner!

Some answers to common questions about peas

Want to learn more about the taste difference between fresh and frozen peas? Cook’s Illustrated has a great explanation HERE. It’s definitely worth a quick read.

Now that you know all about peas – it’s time to make them! If we’ve convinced you this is the “right way,” you will also want to check out our tutorials on How to Cook Frozen Corn, and How to Cook Hash Browns. Yum!

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