Tuesday, April 23, 2013

English Pea Salad

Here is something a little different from the traditional pasta, macaroni, and potato salads.  It's perfect to take to a pot luck or have on your table for a summer barbecue.  It is easy and tastes delicious.  I hope you'll try it.


16 oz. bag frozen peas
8 slices bacon
1½ c. sharp cheddar cheese
1 c. mayonnaise
½ c. sour cream
juice from ½ lemon
salt and pepper, to taste

Bring 2 qts. water to a boil.  Add frozen peas into boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Drain into a colander and plunge hot peas into ice water to stop them from cooking.  Drain well and set aside.

Place 8 strips of bacon into a frying pan; fry until crisp.  Remove from pan and place on paper towel to drain. 

Cut sharp cheddar cheese into small cubes.

Cut drained bacon into small pieces.

In a large bowl, add drained peas, cheese, and diced bacon.

In a small bowl, add mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and salt and pepper, to taste.  Mix thoroughly and pour over pea, bacon and cheese mixture.

Toss gently with spatula and place into a bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill for several hours before serving.

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