Easy mushy peas
- Preparation and cooking time
- plus overnight soaking
- Serves 4-6 as a side
Enjoy comfort food at its best with homemade mushy peas. Their subtle mint and lemon flavour means they're perfect with fish and chips
- STEP 1
Put the marrowfat peas and baking soda in a large heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to soak for 12 hours or overnight.
- STEP 2
Drain the peas and rinse them twice with cold water to wash off the baking soda. Put the beans in a saucepan and cover with 650ml cold water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 mins until tender, stirring occasionally.
- STEP 3
Mash briefly and stir in the butter, mint and lemon, seasoning to taste.