What shall I do with this 2 lb bag of frozen peas?


I have no idea what made the roommate come home with a 2 lb bag of frozen peas. Neither of us is a big pea eater. We don’t mind them. But don’t love them either.

When I was a kid, I hated peas, and pea soup to my mind, was a dish served straight from hell to make innocent children vomit their guts out.

As an adult, I don’t mind 'em. I can eat pea soup. A bowl of fresh peas is actually kinda yummy. But for the most part, I’m sorta meh about peas.

So what’s it going to be? Pea soup? Any favorite recipes?

Anything else I can do with them? Hit me with some pea recipes, fellow dopers.

Correction, it’s a four lb bag of frozen peas.

Save it for use as an ice pack for when you fall down a flight of stairs.

Make a little pea trebuchet and siege the Lego castle?

I had oral surgery last week and have been alternating between a bag of peas and a bag of lima beans.

So, in response to the OP, either Ethilrist’s suggestion OR ammunition for a mini-catapult.

That is an idea. I could get a sling-shot and torment the pigeons with peas! Edible ammo.

It’s really disturbing that I was going to make a, “get a vasectomy, use peas for healing time,” joke, and the equivalent was already made.

Thaw them out, put them in a blender, and mail the results to various political leaders with the attatched note:
Give whirled peas a chance

So, so old, but I still didn’t see it coming.


Yes, peas do this.

I’ve been waiting since 1975 to do that.

Defrost about a cup of them in a bowl of hot tap water. Meanwhile, dice a cup of ripe tomatoes and a half cup of green onions. Toss the drained, defrosted peas, the tomatoes and the onions together in a salad bowl with about 1/4 cup of wine vinegar and 1/2 cup olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. It’s a yummy, brightly colored salad and you can make it in about five minutes.

You all know the how to catch a polar bear one, right?

Go to North Pole.

Cut a hole thru the ice.

Place some of the peas around the opening.

When the polar bear comes to take a pea, kick him in the icehole.

That one was so bad, I was forced by Jesus himself to put it in a spoiler box.

I like split pea soup and ham sammiches.

Hang your head in shame, child.

Didya hear about the dirty old lady who cooks her carrots and peas in the same pot?

(It works better if you speak it, not write it.)

Aw, I was going to tell that one!

I tell people: ‘Eat every carrot and pea on your plate.’

this was my immediate thought.


I was also gonna go for the vasectomy joke.

Seriously, though, steam the peas and put a little butter on them. Steamed frozen peas are vastly superior to canned peas.

I add them to canned tomato soup, along with some dried basil and oregano.

Also, they make a cheap and tasty addition to a tuna or chicken noodle casserole. Try making a box of mac ‘n’ cheese, add a can of tuna (drained) and a couple handfuls of peas.

And yummy added to ramen.

Tut, tut. Frozen English peas are totally unlike the dried peas used for pea soup. Frozen peas are in the top ten of all vegetables. Cook them lightly and enjoy.

I will never understand people who don’t like peas.