|can't believe foodnetwork.com wasted precious bandwidth posting this recipe|
An abridged version of the "recipe" goes like this: combine half a stick of melted butter with 2 cans of peas in a pot over medium heat. It's kind of ridiculous that there even needs to be a recipe posted for this, and it's even more ridiculous that Paula Deen is even associated with such a recipe. Well, in her defense, there are a lot of people out there who don't know how to cook and may find this recipe helpful. I've never made this recipe nor have I ever tasted English peas, so for all I know this may be the best English peas recipe out there.
But what I find more surprising though isn't the simplicity of the recipe, but that Food Network removed many comments that were associated with the recipe. When I first saw this recipe a few months ago, it had 300+ comments most of which poked fun at the recipe. This is the recipe that brought us such legendary comments as:
- "I clicked on the "Print Recipe" link for this recipe, but my printer only printed out a sheet of paper that read, "Your An Idiot!"
- "Come On! How do you open the can??? and do I use salted or unsalted butter????"
- [and my personal favorite] "Incredible insight Paula. I have lived in England for all of my 49 summers and have never heard of this, UNTIL NOW! You have captured, in a bowl, the complexity, imagination and ingenuity of this proud nation."