Strange as it may seem, peas are a traditional main dish in Greece. They are healthy, delicious and not to mention easy and quick. Serve with crusty bread and feta cheese!
1 (500g-or 1 lb) bag frozen garden peas
1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes peeled and quartered (optionally)
2 carrots peeled and cut into rounds
A pinch of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon sugar
1-2 cups hot water
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook about 2-3 minutes till transparent. Add peas, potatoes, carrots, tomato paste, sugar and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Add hot water enough to cover the half peas. Cover and cook until the peas are tender and the water is absorbed (only the olive oil to remain) -about 30 minutes.