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Fresh peas should be used immediately and are best when barely steamed or eaten raw. They can be enjoyed on their own, or added to salads or stir-fried dishes at the last minute. Snow peas have flavorful, tender pods that are frequently used in preparing Asian dishes. Dried peas, both whole and split, are delicious used in soups and stews. Before cooking, soak whole dried peas for four to six hours, then pressure cook for ten minutes, use a crockpot, or cook on the stovetop for an hour. French “petits pois” are simply young peas, not another variety. Split peas are often used in Indian dishes, such as dhal. Uncooked, soaked split peas can be ground and steamed to make a cakelike vegetable loaf.

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