The Simplest Snap Peas

We have been receiving the tastiest snap peas I have ever eaten in our CSA box from Eating the Seasons.  Our CSA allows you to pick what is delivered to you every week from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and I have been requesting snap peas over and over again.  Once they go out of season, we are so going to miss them.

My mom and I are addicted and Ria quite fancies them as well (she likes them raw to munch on).  My father on the other hand, has been whining up a storm.  He doesn’t like them barely cooked (so they are still crunchy).  He thinks they are too sweet.  (He doesn’t get that crunchy and sweet is perfect!) He doesn’t want to eat them.  He gets into trouble for whining about not wanting to eat his vegetables in front of Ria.  It is kind of funny to hear a grown man whine about his food aversions.  Yet, because he is my father and the tables have been turned on him, it is almost endearing to watch him eat his vegetables first and then save everything else he likes to end his meal with.  Nanu (grandpa), is making Ria look good. 🙂

Here’s how we like them (barely) cooked, heat some olive oil in a pan, fry some sliced red onions/shallots for 3-4 minutes.  Season with salt.  Add snap peas. Season with more salt and some pepper.  Fry for 3 minutes at the most (depends on how crunchy you like them and the size).  Finish with a dash of aged balsamic vinegar (we love Da Vero farm’s true balsamic). Good with everything.

7 thoughts on “The Simplest Snap Peas

  1. This looks delicious! My husband and I love them, too. My daughter…not so much…sigh. She needs an eating lesson from Ria!

  2. We grow sugar snap peas (Oregon Sugar Pod) in our garden. We did manage to get them in this year, but have totally ignored them. Lucky for us they are hearty enough to survive our neglect. Luca loves searching for the pods and chowing down on them. It’s really true… when they grow them they are much more likely to eat them.

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