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Flat pea pods- AKA Mangetout.

young codgeryoung codger Posts: 448
edited 11 February in The potting shed

I got some Mangetout from Tescos. I had no idea what they were. A failed crop of peas is what they looked like.

So there was this woman at the side of me. I asked if she had ever heard of them. She advised me,  and it was a lot faster than Google. These Chinese think of everything.

Anyway, as they were reduced from £1.15  to 19 pence I took a punt-big spender an all that.

I have a large pan of beef stew simmering on the stove. We will see shortly what they are like. When I have  addeđ gravy granules everything will probably taste the same. :)





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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,555
    is this a joke?
    Devon.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,849
    Give them three minutes in boiling water on their own. Drain and give them a good size knob of salted butter.  Keep separate from the stew.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    Must be! I don't think 'mange tout' is Chinese, unless you're Del Boy  :D  
    I didn't grow any last year. Must see if the seed's still viable this spring.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,479
    Stir fried brings out the sweetness
    They've been around for about 40 years.....
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    I always stir fry them too @Pete.8.
    I started growing them when my older daughter was about 2 [25 years ago] as she liked to pick them. She spent ages splitting them to remove what she thought were tiny peas.
    She didn't understand that the name  exactly describes the veg  ;)

    I should clarify that my previous post was in response to @Hostafan1's post.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,444
    I  find them utterly un-interesting!
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,268
    I like them sliced in a vegetable stir fry, and I like them steamed, tossed in a little butter and served with fish. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Papi Jo said:
    I  find them utterly un-interesting!
    It's  a vegetable not a van Gogh. 🖒
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,268
    So @young codger … have you had your supper? Did you like the mange tout?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Sorry for late reply. Woke at 4am, so am up & about now. 

    Well, because  of the way I am doing things with food I don't really know how they taste.

    Explanation:
    When I make a stew, I like to ensure there are some healthy veg of some description or another in the 'quite large' dish 12 inch diam and 2inch deep, then I pour the stew on top. This evening it was the Mangetout & broccoli. I even eat the hard stalk of the broccoli-soft when cooked of course. 

    The enjoyment of the meal is the stew. The veg is basically for health reasons,  not for the  taste as such. So, I can say yes to your question, I enjoyed the supper. It could have been any green under that mountain of stew, it would have still tasted the same.

    Curiosity for the actual  taste will make me fry 3 or 4 of the mange in some extra virgin just to find out the taste. On my to do list for later today. 
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