Best Mushy Peas

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237SJ | 20:41 Tue 12th Feb 2019 | Food & Drink
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Fancied fish and chips tonight - oven chips and a piece of salmon with lemon. I had Harry Ramsden's mushy peas and they didn't taste of much, to he honest. Are there any nicer ones around?


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Make your own, SJ - dead easy

8 ounces/225 grams dried marrowfat peas (available in supermarkets)
2 tablespoon baking soda
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Sugar (to taste)

Place the peas in a large bowl or stock pot, the peas will swell and so need plenty of room to expand. Add the baking soda and cover with 1/2 pint boiling water and stir to make sure the baking soda has dissolved.

Add the peas and leave to soak overnight, or for a minimum of 12 hours.

Drain the peas in a colander, then place in a large saucepan.

Cover again with cold water and bring to the boil.

Lower the heat and simmer for approximately 30 mins or until the peas have softened and turned mushy.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

I quite like some chopped chives in them too but that's personal.
Great minds and all that...Tilly!
Homemade are so much nicer, DTC, whichever method you use. :-)
DTC beat me too it!
Why not just post the link, DT?
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Thanks for the replies and the link/recipe. Not sure I can be bothered soaking peas overnight as I might not feel like eating fish and chips the next day. I remember Mum using tinned mushy peas but I can't remember which brand they were - clearly not Harry Ramsdens.
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If you can't be bothered to soak and make your own. I can and do, but it is a pain in the chuff sometimes. Then M&S mushy peas are pretty good. Otherwise go to your local chippy and get a couple of large portions . Freeze em and microwave in a dish with a tablespoon of water and stir as they heat up. Works for me.
Soaked marrowfat peas are an abomination. There's no taste in them at all. Use frozen peas for a really nice flavour.
237.....most of the tinned ones need a little salt and believe it or not sugar added. New elf regs. have made them bland.
//Soaked marrowfat peas are an abomination.//

Gotta be Bachelors dried peas Tills, or you are wasting your time.
With a portion of gravy for TonyAV. :))
Forgot to shorten the link, messy - sorry.
Don't forget the benefit of the magic soaking tablet that comes with the Bachelors dried peas.
Processed peas are no good to anyone. Use proper peas.
Batchelors mushy peas are weirdly luminous.

If going for a can any cheap brand will do...flavour them yourself.
You can mash or mush garden peas Tilly but traditionally speaking, that doesn't make them mushy peas.
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Thanks for the further replies. I don't really want to buy frozen ones as I hardly ever eat them. Last time I did that it took me about 2 years to use them all. I mainly used them in Keema but there's only so much Keema you can eat. I guess I`ll just try different brands or maybe as Togo said, get them from the fish and chip shop.

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