(French, ‘small peas’)
While the term petits pois means ‘small peas,’ in French, the French people use the term to describe ‘peas’ in general, since they refuse to eat the marble-sized peas consumed in other countries.
Why? Because little peas are sweeter and more tender than super-sized peas.
Petits pois are best from your own potager (vegetable garden), raw or lightly steamed, with a little salt and butter.
The menu said petits pois, but when they arrived, they were actually hard green marbles.