Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts

When I use to grow snow peas I had to pick them frequently when they were small otherwise they would get too big and not taste very good and the plants would quit producing.   So, I was always looking for ways to fix this vegetable.  They are tender and the water chestnuts add a little crunch.  I also liked to grow petite pois that I could pick right off the vine and eat – so sweet!

Two nephews are busy helping their uncle build my new trellis.  My trellis with snow peas growing up  and all kinds of lettuce growing underneath – really made use of my garden space.  Vertical gardening is a good thing 🙂  Not that I was lacking in space – my big garden was 40 x 120 feet and the pumpkin patch and cornfield were separate.  Fun and busy times!

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Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts

  • 1 lb. snow peas, trimmed
  • small amount of oil
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp. sesame seed
  • 2 tbsp. scallions, chopped (or chives)
  • 1 can water chestnuts, drained and sliced (I chop them up as well)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • soy sauce (sometimes I will add a tbsp. or two)

I like to microwave my snow peas for about 1 to 2 minutes.

Heat oil in a nonstick pan and add sesame seeds; brown lightly.  Add the snow peas, scallions, water chestnuts,  salt and pepper to taste and soy sauce to taste (optional).  Saute for 1 minute or until heated through.


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