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eggs with peas
Eggs with Peas (with hard-boiled eggs, butter and green peas)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Any time
Contributed by: Taken from "Simple Italian Cookery," by Antonia Isola (Harper and Brothers, 1912)

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One and one-half cups of green peas
One and one-half tablespoons of good butter
A pinch of salt
Four hard-boiled eggs


"Take one and one-half cups of green peas, and cook

them with one and one-half tablespoons of good butter,

and a pinch of salt. Take four hard-boiled eggs, cut

them in two lengthwise, and put them on a platter;

pour over them the peas as a sauce."


This recipe was taken from "Simple Italian Cookery" written by Antonia Isola (pen name for Mabel Earl McGinnis). It was published in the United States by Harper and Brothers in 1912. It is believed to be the first American cookbook that contains Italian recipes. For the complete copyright-free cookbook see www.archive.org....Photo: Mary Melfi.

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