Pea Mash With Crispy Prosciutto: Meals With Mileage

Brianne DiSylvester

My boyfriend and my mom love peas. Me? Not so much. But I decided to give them a chance this week.

They serve them all the time in England -- in mashed form. The bright green mash looks gorgeous, and my mom basically ate them with every meal on our recent vacation.

So, I thought I'd give pea mash a try ...

Pea Mash With Crispy Prosciutto adapted from Eating Well

  • 3 1/3 cups frozen peas (1 pound)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced scallion greens
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 to 4 slices prosciutto

Heat peas, water, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring often, until peas are heated through, 6 to 10 minutes.

Transfer to a food processor; pulse with sour cream, scallions, and pepper until a chunky puree forms.

In oven on 350 degrees, crisp prosciutto 5 minutes or so. Crumble and sprinkle on pea mash.

Check back tomorrow to see what we do with the leftover peas.

Would you try pea mash or is it too much like baby food?


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