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Mange Tout

Mange Tout Mange tout (French for "eat everything" are edible podded peas, and are available in the UK at the same time as home-grown peas - from May to November.

Buy?
The pods should be smooth and shiny with the peas barely visible within the pods.
Store?
Best used immediately. They should keep for a maximum of a day in the fridge. If you grow your own, don't pick them till you need them.
Freeze?
Mange tout should freeze very well on a single sheet tray, before tipping them into a tub or freezer bag.
Cook?
Mange tout are gorgeous eaten raw, either whole or chopped into salads. If you want to use them in a hot meal, steam them briefly or add them at the very last minute to a stir fry.

More Mange Tout Information

Peas In Pods Mange Tout are a type of legume - in other words a vegetable that grows in a pod, like runner beans or chick peas.

The difference is that mange tout only need a few minutes' cooking (if you're going to cook them at all).

They are delicious and sweet when small, getting less sweet as they grow more mature.

Mange Tout
Mange tout are also known as sugar snap peas or snow peas.


Mange Tout

Warm Mange Tout Salad
This recipe uses mange tout (snow peas) in a warm salad. Light cooking can bring out the sweetness of the mange tout and new-season carrots, and the radishes give things a little kick. This side dish takes literally a few minutes to throw together.
Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 200g mange tout
  • 200g new-season carrots - baby if possible
  • About 10 red radishes

Method
  1. Trim the ends of the mange tout. Wash well and drain.

  2. Wash the carrots and trim the green stalks. If they're small, leave them whole. Otherwise chop into "baby carrot-sized chunks".

  3. Boil the carrots for 5 minutes, until almost cooked.

  4. Wash and trim the radishes. Cut into small sticks or slice finely.

  5. Add the mange tout and cook for 2 minutes.

  6. Drain the vegetables and serve topped with the chopped radishes.

Cupboard-To-Table

10 minutes

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Warm Mange Tout Salad

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