The ratings section of a Paula Deen recipe for English Peas posted on the Food Network website has been infiltrated by a rather obnoxious group of commenters.
The trolls (or troll?) are responding -- rather humorously, I might add -- to the fact that the short recipe is so common-sensical, it's asinine that even the most novice of cooks would need such simple instruction. In other words, is Paula going to tell us how to boil water next?
First, here's the recipe:
- 2 cans (14 1/2-ounces) English Peas
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
Melt butter in small pot and add peas. Cook over medium heat until peas are warm.
Was that over your head or could you follow? I thought so. And, now for the comments:
I'm a bit confused ... Which half of the butter stick do I use? I can't choose!
Of course, you know there's more where that came from ...
Here are some of my favorite responses to the Paula Deen pea recipe:
-I substituted bacon for the peas, and omitted the butter. Delicious recipe, would make again.
-Can anyone tell me what I'm supposed to do with the paper from the butter wrap that's in the melted butter? Is this a garnish?
-Paula comes through with another winner. Who would've thought of adding pot to peas and butter? ... I do wish Paula would have been more specific about the amount of pot to add to the recipe, but I guess she leaves it to a person's individual taste. Thank you Paula. Lovin you, gal. Keep innovatin'.
-I forgot to add the peas and used 2 sticks of butter instead of 1/2. Refusing to panic, I served my guests a small cup of the melted butter, to which I added a few chopped green onions, prior to the main meal. I told my guests it was "Paula's Special Soup." It got rave reviews. Now I have to send everyone the recipe. Thanks, Paula. Highly recommend.
-Top recipe although we had to modify it some. We did not have a small pot so we just opened the cans and warmed them over a medium fire. Once they were warm we drained them and added the butter. We left them over the fire until the butter melted. It was a meal all by itself. We still have some butter left so tomorrow we are going to see if this recipe will also work with mixed vegetables. Thanks from the homeless group under a bridge near you!
-I substituted the Black Eyed Peas instead of peas. They drowned in the butter and now we never have to hear their music again. Paula, you are a genius. Any chance you have a recipe for Boiled Bieber?
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