Thursday, May 21, 2009

Peas with Bacon and Eggs

Peas with Bacon and Eggs

Thanks again for all your amazing comments yesterday. You all make me feel so special, I felt like I was winning a major award! :)

So anyway, I spent some QT with my friends over the weekend and as usual we went to the farmers market and I was excited to find some fresh peas already shelled. I eagerly scooped up a bag without the slightest idea as to what I would do with them. I wasn't really in the mood for pasta, but I had some bacon and since peas and bacon are a natural combination, I whipped this up. This would definitely be great mixed into a pasta and topped with a poached egg to give it some sauciness. One note about using fresh should really use them as soon as you get them because the longer you wait, the starchier and less sweet they get. This was really good, but the peas were not quite as sweet as I hoped and dreamed they would be and I made this only a day after I had picked up the peas. The long weekend is almost upon us. Do you have any Memorial Day plans?

Peas with Bacon and Eggs
(By Esi)

Makes 2 servings

4 slices bacon, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper
1 cup fresh or frozen shelled peas
2 eggs, hard boiled and sliced

In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain the bacon on a towel. Drain most of the fat from the pan except for about two teaspoons.

Add the shallots and garlic to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until they are softened and the shallots are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the peas to the pan and toss to combine. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the bacon back to the pan and stir to combine. Transfer to a plate and top with the sliced eggs.

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Evan said...

Gotta love the "A Christmas Story" quote!

Erica said...

I've never had fresh peas, but I bet they're awesome. Great, easy recipe! Yayy for memorial day weekend! I am going to relax (BEACH!!), Teach (tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday), and go shopping with my mama.

Mary said...

One of the treats of my childhood was sitting on the porch and shelling peas for dinner. You've triggered a memory here. I'll have to give your recipe a try.

Helene said...

Fresh peas, that must have been so good. I never had fresh peas with eggs, that's a great idea.

Pearl said...

yummm i love peas!

Diana said...

That's good to know re: the peas! And even better to know that I can get them shelled! Hate doing that myself!

P.S. I think the word "sauciness" is all sorts of awesome.

Dawn said...

your egg yolks are so yellow and perfect? you must have the whole boiling down to a science woman.
no plans, work, tons of clients this weekend, house hunting, and long overdue baking (I haven't baked in over a week--gasp!)

Christina Kim said...

Oh, fresh pre-shelled peas? how perfect! bacon makes everything better. looks tasty!!

Esi said...

Hi guys! Thanks as usual for stopping by.

Ev, that is one of my all time favorite movies!

Erica, fresh peas are great. Sounds like you are going to have a fun weekend.

Mary, I have been wanting to shell my own peas, but at least I was able to finally experience fresh peas.

Diana, completely agree re: "sauciness"

Dawn, I bring them up to a boil, then lower the heat to low and let them cook for 10 mins. Perfect every time!

The Food Librarian said...

Yum! Just perfect. Already shelled?! I'm there!

Reeni♥ said...

They look so plump and delicious! Just a lovely dish. Spending time with family. How about you?

daxphillips said...

Yum. Looks like you could eat this any time of the day, and my motto is anything with bacon is really good.

The Cooking Photographer said...

This is perfect! What a cool way to eat peas Esi!

finsmom said...

Such a healthy looking breakfast! Yum!

Megan said...

I love peas and this sounds delicious! Wish my farmers market had some shelled peas. in fact, I wish they had some regular peas. I'll have to ask my favorite farmer whats up with the peas.

g0m3rpyl3 said...

Brilliant! I am so thankful i follow your blog - read the recipe and ten mins later, a simple but delicious lunch!


Foodycat said...

You do have the most amazing ideas for simple food! That looks superb. I would so happily eat a bowl of that.

Lauren said...

Looks like comfort food to me! Love these simple, delicious recipes you share. Great blog!

oneshotbeyond said...

I had never heard of pea salad till a coworker mentioned it this week. Hers has bacon in it too. Looks light and delish! :-)