Peas remind me of my childhood as they were the only vegetables I ate for quite some time! But Florentine-style peas are on another level...they are S...
How do you make peas that taste buttery and full-flavored without adding any butter or unwholesome fats to the bargain? Enter Florentine-style peas to your rescue! Made salty and savory with the inclusion of authentic Pancetta and a good dose of fresh garlic cloves, your Florentine-style peas will disappear off your loved ones' plates in record time.
Finicky eaters will have no problem polishing these Florence-style peas off, so be sure to make plenty because seconds will be asked for! If available, you can go with pre-cubed Pancetta or slice up your own if you can't find the precut version.
Either pancetta version is a guaranteed successful Italian ingredient to add to sweet, plump peas. Got fresh peas? Try them out here in this classic Italian pea-based side dish and see which version, fresh or frozen, work best for your family and loved ones.
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for 4 servings
In a pot, heat the pancetta, cut into small cubes, and let the fat 'sweat' out.
Add the garlic cloves, crushed with the skin still on, and a couple of spoonfuls of evo oil.
When the pancetta starts to sizzle and brown, add the peas - shelled - and salt and black pepper, to taste.
Cook on low heat - with the lid on - for 20-25 minutes. Add water during the cooking process so they won’t dry out.
You can eat them on their own, but they are perfect as a side with any meat dish!
35 minutes 8 ingredients 520 kCal
15 minutes 9 ingredients 330 kCal
tania Friday 26th of February 2021
Peas remind me of my childhood as they were the only vegetables I ate for quite some time! But Florentine-style peas are on another level...they are SO yummy!