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Oct 24, 2007 08:50 PM

Marrowfat peas anyone?

My absolute favorite beans/legumes are from back home. (holland) Don't think they are actually dutch, but haven't seen them anywhere else.... we call them kapucijners... Think in England they call them Marrowfat Peas. (they're more a type of pea I guess) they look like large brown peas.(They also sell the 'young' ones which are still green) Kind of taste like soft chickpeas... they can be eaten warm & cold and they're soooo good!!! really miss them....
anybody know about these???

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    1. Are they round or more oval? In the Southern US, the butterbean is a large creamy brown pea that has a fat oval shape. Regional names for vegetables may make it difficult to search for it using the name.You may want to look at a garden seed seller to see if you can identify it by sight.

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      1. I'm half dutch, and these are one of my favorites, too. Kapucijners are indeed called marrowfat peas in english. They're hard to find in the states, but you can find them at dutch import stores, possibly english import stores, or on-line. My mother (my dutch half) seasoned them with salt, pepper, butter, and speck. Speck is hard to find, but I recently found it at Whole Foods. If you can't find speck, proscuitto works, as does bacon.

          1. I agree with the person who suggested English stores. I buy the dried ones all the time (brand is Bachelors) that come with the carbonated tablet at a store in SF that sells Irish and English food.