14th c French fresh pea recipe.
In new peas cooked to be eaten in the pod, you must add bacon on a meat day: and on a fish day, when they are cooked, you separate the liquid and add underneath melted salt butter, and then shake it. – Le Menagier de Paris
I could not get a hold of enough peapods for this dish so I used small sweet peas instead.
The peas are cooked in water and drained. Bacon cooked and crumbled is added to the peas along with a little bit of the bacon drippings or melted salted butter.
Power, Eileen. The Goodman of Paris (Le Menagier de Paris). A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by A Citizen of Paris (c. 1395).New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1928.