Arakas Latheros (Peas Latheros)

Course : Greek
Serves: 10
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5 pounds fresh peas
4 medium scallions
1 1/4 cups oil or
1 cup butter
1 1/2 pounds tomatoes -- peeled, strained or
1 tablespoon tomato paste diluted with:
2 cups water
3 tablespoons dill -- chopped
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons water as needed

Preparation / Directions:

Shell, wash and drain peas. Chop white part of the scallions into small pieces, and the green part into large pieces Heat oil in large pot. Add the scallions and cook until soft but not browned. Add the peas and brown very lightly. Add the tomatoes (or the diluted paste), dill, salt, and pepper. Add enough water to half cover the peas. Cover the pot. Cook over medium heat until only the oil remains and the liquid has been absorbed (about45 min.). NOTE: You can make this without the tomatoes, if you wish. In that case, add just enough water to cover the peas.

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