The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215   Message #4062634
Posted By: Steve Shaw
03-Jul-20 - 01:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
They were probably what we called black peas (they were more brown than black) . My mum, who owned a chippy in Radcliffe for ten years, served them up for free at the bonfire every November 5. You had to take your own mug and spoon. They were always served vinegary. I used to buy them dried on Bury Market until quite recently. You can quite likely still buy them.

We are having mushy peas with dabs and home-made chips tonight. You can buy kilo bags of frozen marrowfat peas for a quid in Morrisons. You simmer them with some salt and a bit of water for 20 minutes, and voila, mushy peas much better than the chippy ones.