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traditional british mushy peas



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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total: 750 minutes

Servings: 4


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Step 1

Place the peas in a large bowl and add 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

Step 2

Cover with 2 cups (1 pint) boiling water

Step 3

Leave to stand for 12 hours (or overnight)

Step 4

Drain and rinse the peas in a colander

Step 5

Place the peas in a large saucepan and cover with 2 cups (1 pint) fresh boiling water

Step 6

Add the salt and sugar.

Step 7

Place on the stove, cover with a lid and bring to the boil

Step 8

Turn the heat down to a simmer and leave for 25 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid has been absorbed and the peas are thick and mushy.

Step 9

Serve with fish and chips or a homemade meat pie.

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