It started with an exquisitely minimalist recipe from Paula Deen from her Food Network show, Paula’s Home Cooking. Her recipe for English Peas reads thusly:
Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of butter, 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces) English peas, drained.
Directions: Melt the butter in a small pot and add the peas. Cook over medium heat until peas are warm.
Whether inspired by the recent Saturday Night Live spoof or by the recipe’s beautiful simplicity, the readers’ comments started rolling (or should we say oozing?) in.
The commentary pretty much speaks for itself. You can scroll through the comments here.
We’re pretty sure Paula can take a joke. Enjoy. And add your own commentary if you like.