Potatoes and Peas with Bacon
Community training dinner, 5/21/12
Frozen peas can be cooked right in a pan on the stove. In this recipe, they cook in bacon grease and pair up with boiled potatoes for a quick, easy, and tasty side dish.
- 1 pound potatoes (red or yukon gold [waxy, firmer] work best, but regular baking potatoes [starchy, more crumbly] work too)
- salt (divided between cooking water and final seasoning)
- 3 strips bacon, roughly chopped
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (preferably freshly ground), depending on your preference
Wash potatoes. Cut into bite-sized pieces (you do not need to peel) and place in a pot of cold, salted water. Bring potatoes to a boil and cook until just tender, about 6-9 minutes. Drain.
While potatoes are cooking, prepare the bacon: cook chopped bacon in a very large pan over medium heat until the bacon is crisp and the fat has rendered out. Add peas to the pan and cook until heated through, about 2-3 minutes.
Add drained potatoes to the peas in the pan, stirring, then add salt to taste and black pepper. Serve.
Serves 4-5 as a side dish.