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PEAS “A LA FRANCAISE”
with Bacon and Carrots

This complete meal was a must of my student life. Quick, easy, cheap and nutritious. This is now part of my emergency meal plan for days when life takes over. I love preparing this pea and carrot recipe all year round. It is a very tasty and surprisingly very easy recipe. It cooks in about twenty minutes with only 5 minutes prep’.

I often prepare some, even on a weeknight because it requires a few ingredients that I always have handy:  frozen peas, carrots, one onion and some bacon from the local farm.

Prep time: 5 min / cooking time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 600 g frozen peas
  • 75 g of bacon from the local farm
  • 2 to 3 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 3 lettuce leaves, optional
  • Salt & pepper

Preparation

  1. Heat a sauté pan (or small cast-iron casserole dish) over medium heat. Add the bacon and brown for 1 minute.
  2. Add the peeled and minced onion, as well as the peeled and sliced carrots. Mix and continue cooking for 4 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add peas with a glass of water, mix and put the lid on.
  4. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. At the end of cooking, adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper
  6. Serve hot or warm. Enjoy! and let me know how you go.

Note
Serve the peas as a main or as a side dish with some roasted chicken or turkey breast. You can also add an egg and cook them as galettes.
Batch-Cooking tip: you can cook this recipe in advance, it keeps easily for 3 to 4 days in the fridge. If you have any leftovers, add them to the filling of a quiche to make a pea and bacon quiche, it’s delicious. You can also freeze some for later.

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