Cookbook:Mushy Peas

Mushy Peas
Category Pea recipes
Time Overnight plus 30 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | British Cuisine

Dried peas

Mushy peas is a popular and characteristic British dish that has helped to give British cooking its well-deserved reputation. Mushy peas are often served with fish and chips.



  1. Place the peas in two or three times their volume of water, along with the baking soda, which speeds the soaking process.
  2. Leave to soak overnight.
  3. The next day, drain the peas, and place in a saucepan with enough water to just cover them.
  4. Add the sugar.
  5. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to help break up the peas.
  6. Add water or reduce to the desired consistency.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.