Select bright green, flat, tender pods. Avoid pods with decay. If peas are developed, use as for green peas. How much to buy? A pound of snap peas equals about 15 pods or 1 cup. Store sugar snap peas in vegetable crisper up to 1-3 days.
Sugar snap peas have strings that must be removed before eating. To do this, pinch the very tip of the pea, getting hold of the string. Pull the string up the straightest side toward the stem end; pinch off the stem end and continue pulling the string until there is no more. Eat them whole or eat pods and peas separately.
Uncooked Sugar Snap Peas make scrumptious additions to any dish. Just snap them like green beans, or slice them lengthwise or in chunks for salads. Use whole as dippers or fill the crisp pods as you would fill celery sticks.
Sugar Snap Peas require very little cooking (just 2 minutes at a simmer is enough) whether in the fresh or frozen state. If overcooked the pods soften and the flavor is destroyed. Jay