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12 recipes for sugar snap peas
12 recipes for sugar snap peas

Traditional English peas in the pod are one of the most vexing vegetables around. When they’re good, they are unbelievably, head-shakingly, close-your-eyes-in-wonder good. But the other 98% of the time, they’re just plain dull.  Thank goodness for sugar snaps. Sugar snaps are the kings of the edible-pod peas, a class that also includes the flat snow peas. Sugar snaps are sweeter, crunchier and have more pea flavor.  They're so good you might think they must be some rare heirloom variety, but in fact they stem from some crosses made in the 1970s by a plant breeder named Calvin Lamborn. The trick to cooking with sugar snaps is to do it as little as...