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Fried Peas for Lean Days

A 16th century Italian Recipe, translated into English by Shannon Wanty

From Rosselli, Giovanne: Epulario: qual tratta del modo di cucinare ogni carne, vccelli, pesci, & ultra qualita di viuande (Altobello Salicato, Vinegia, 1596)

p16r Per fare bizelli fritti. (To make fried peas.)

Boil the peas with the skins as they are, and give them one boiling, and take good oil, and fry a little, and then put the said peas to cook, and put in a little verjuice, and a little cooked wine1, or else sugar.

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