Green Pea Salad2 (12 oz) packages of frozen peas
8 ounces of sour cream
3 green onions, sliced, white and green parts
1/2 to 1 pound of crumbled bacon (the more the better)
4 hardboiled eggs, sliced
salt & pepper to taste
Let the peas defrost on the countertop, don't microwave them, you want them to stay chilled, but you don't want them frozen. I usually place 2 paper towels in the bowl with the peas in order to absorb the water on the peas as they defrost.
Place the peas in a large bowl that will allow you plenty of room to stir the salad. I like to salt the peas at this time & stir them so that the salt is evenly distributed. Add bacon & green onions and stir to combine.
Mix in the sour cream, add pepper and taste. Adjust seasonings as needed.
I like to add the eggs last so they don't get completely beat up in the mixing.
If you want a more attractive presentation move the mixed salad into a smaller bowl, top with an additional sliced hard boiled egg & sprinkle with paprika.
Pea salad tastes even better on the second day and will last for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.