English Peas with Bacon and Crème Fraiche Recipe | PBS Food

English Peas with Bacon and Crème Fraiche

Small, sweet English peas are anything but old fashioned when tossed with bacon and a bit of crème fraiche.


Yield: 6 servings

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  • 2 lbs fresh English peas
  • 6 slices bacon
  • ¼ cup crème fraiche
  • ½ yellow onion, minced
  • big pinch salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a pinch of salt. Once boiling, add the peas and boil for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and run cold water over the peas. Set aside.
  2. Fry the bacon over medium/low heat in a cast iron or heavy skillet. Once crisp, remove the bacon and crumble. Set aside on a plate. Discard all but one 1 tbsp of the bacon grease, and then add the onion to the hot grease. Saute onion for about five minutes until soft and translucent.
  3. Place peas in a large bowl. Add bacon crumbles, sauted onions, the crème fraiche and salt and pepper. Toss well and serve.
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