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Simple Pea and Crème Fraîche Salad with Bacon
This salad is a wonderful combination of fresh, meaty, and rich flavors. Make it in the spring with fresh peas from the garden or in winter with frozen peas as a good stand-in.
- 2 pounds peas, fresh or frozen
- 4 ounces thick-sliced bacon (not maple)
- 1 bunch whole scallions, chopped
- ⅓ cup crème fraîche or sour cream
- Zest of half a lemon
- Salt and pepper
- Cook peas until just cooked through and tender. Cool to room temperature.
- Fry bacon over low heat in a cast-iron skillet. Remove to cool and drain. Fry the scallions for just a couple of minutes in the bacon grease. Remove and cool.
- Toss peas, cooked bacon, scallions, crème fraîche, and lemon zest in a bowl with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Serve at room temperature.
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