Classic Parched Peas

Classic Parched Peas
  • 4 servings
  • 1 hour and 30 mins to prepare
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  • 150g parched peas or carlin peas, soaked in cold water for 24 hours with 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml cold water
  • Salt and vinegar to taste
  • Black pepper
  • Butter



  1. After soaking the peas overnight, drain and rinse them.
  2. Put the peas and 250ml of water into a pan and boil for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer for an hour until peas are soft.
  3. Serve in a little cup with a knob of butter, and salt and vinegar.

Chef’s Tip: Why not try a squeeze of lime and a sprinkling of chilli flakes for a slight twist on a classic recipe.