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Pea Smash Toast

Katie Quinn

When is avo toast not avo toast?

PEA SMASH WITH FETA AND MINT

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh peas, blanched (or thawed frozen peas)

  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and black pepper

  • Egg, fried

  • Slice of bread, toasted

Instructions

  1. Combine the peas, feta cheese, mint leaves, olive oil and salt and pepper. Lightly smash in a bowl, then transfer to a blender or food processor. Blend in a food processor until coarsely combined.

  2. Add pea smash to piece of toast and top with a fried egg.

PEA SMASH WITH FETA AND MINT
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Transcript

- [Voiceover] I didn't actually know how much I liked peas until I had my first pea smash because it's basically just a combination of delicious flavors mixed up together. Mainly, peas and feta cheese. Marriage made in heaven. First, I'm gonna start by cutting up the feta. We're going to throw all this in a food processor in just a bit. So, I'm just breaking up the feta so that it incorporates it a bit better. All of these flavors are going to get to know each other very well, in the food processor, or blender, or whatever you've got. You could also just mix it up in a bowl, just like smash it, it is called a pea smash after all. But, I'm using machinery because it helps make my life easier. Alright, now I'm gonna add the peas. So, these are fresh peas that I blanched and now I'm adding them. You can use frozen peas for this. Just thaw them. I'm using fresh peas though because it is the season. All you have to do is blanch them first. Blanching is basically just shocking them in boiling water for about a minute. Shock them in ice water. Ah, there ya go, it's blanched. When you blanch vegetables it brings out the color and it really brings out the flavor very quickly. And, some mint leaves, some salt, pepper, and olive oil. Let's give it a little blend. Sometimes you gotta help it along. Plus it's a pea smash so you can really smash. Yup, that's delicious. Alright, this is looking really good. So, I like to just coarsely blend this. So, you still have some whole peas, some bigger chunks of feta. This is not a puree. Honestly, you can just eat this by the spoonful, at least I could. But, my favorite way to eat this pea smash is on a piece of toast topped with a fried egg. I toasted a piece of bread. Lather on some of our pea smash. And, then fried egg on top. And it is my opinion that adding a fried egg to just about anything usually a good idea. Alright, there is our pea and feta smash, with a fried egg on top. I remember when my friend Liche first introduced this pea smash idea to me I was a little skeptical. But, Liche is an amazing cook. Sure enough, she was so right. That's amazing. Who knew peas, feta, and mint could be so good? As always, thanks for watching. And, keep it quirky.