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Old 10-18-2005, 05:32 PM   #1
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Grandma's Pea Salad - TNT

The discussion on "would you feed your kids canned peas" brought up a request for this "tinned peas" recipe that my Grandma used to make:

1 can sweet peas, drained
2-3 hard-boiled eggs, choppped, diced or sliced
2 Tablespoons pimento, chopped fine
2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish, drained
1/2 cup Hellman's mayonaise

Depending on who would be at the table - sometimes the pea salad would also include diced red onion and/or celery.

I've made this using frozen peas and while it tasted good, it didn't taste the same. I'll stick to Grandma's canned peas.


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Old 10-18-2005, 07:30 PM   #2
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I love pea salad and thats very similar to my mom's recipe. I dont know all the ingrediants she uses but I know she has used canned peas. I love autumn, Thanksgiving and pea salad.

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Old 10-18-2005, 07:39 PM   #3
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My aunt makes something similar every Christmas, but adds sliced green olives (instead of the pimento) tosses it with chopped iceburg lettuce. One of my faves!

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Old 10-18-2005, 07:44 PM   #4
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Interesting recipe Michael, I've never had pea salad..As a lover of peas, I'll have to give it a try...Thanks for sharing. I don't use canned peas very often,I usually use frozen, no reason except the canned ones usually squish fast when I stir them, must have a heavy hand I guess.. And with the size of the group I feed, 2 bags of frozen about does it...wonder how many cans that would be?

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Old 10-18-2005, 09:33 PM   #5
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Sounds good Michael. I've never tried pea salad, but most of the ingredients sound great, but the relish sounds odd, but interesting.
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Old 10-19-2005, 10:40 AM   #6
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My recipe doesn't have the relish, but does contain grated cheddar cheese. I love pea salad.
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Old 10-19-2005, 10:53 AM   #7
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Oh, Michael ... this brings back childhood memories of Thanksgiving at my grandma's house. My aunt Edna always made this!

I am so gonna make this soon!
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Thanks for the recipe Michael. I love peas and this one looks yummy. Can't wait to make it!
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Old 10-19-2005, 12:27 PM   #9
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The pea salad will taste great with autumn type foods. Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:07 PM   #10
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pea salad

I made a salad similar to this last week, I missed a can of canned peas
with frozen. For me the canned peas would just get mushy.
The recipe called for onions and I added some small chedder chunks
turned out very well, next time I think I will add capers.

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