Frozen peas are often thrown into rice and pasta dishes for an easy hit of green, but hounds also embrace them as a starring ingredient.

hypomyces uses frozen peas to make a French soup, potage St. Germain: In a saucepan, fry bacon until crisp and remove. Sauté onions and garlic in the rendered bacon fat, add herbs such as thyme or savory and chicken stock, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add frozen peas and cook a minute more, then purée. Serve garnished with julienned mint leaves and the crisp bacon.

ricepad offers this dish: Beat one egg and 1/2 cup thawed frozen peas per diner to break up the eggs. Heat a tablespoon of peanut or vegetable oil in a wok, then pour in the eggs and peas and cook until just set. Drizzle with oyster sauce and serve with steamed rice. “This is one of my go-to meals when I don’t have a lot of time or much in the fridge,” says ricepad.

“I’m a big fan of minted pea purée,” says caseyjo, while valerie says, “I love this pea dip with Parmesan, and it is always a hit when I serve it to company.” chefathome mashes and seasons peas, then spreads them on grilled bread and drizzles with olive oil.

CHOW’s Braised Lettuce with Bacon, Shallots, and Peas is a contemporary spin on a classic dish.

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