- Take care not to overcook these peas; they're best left with a semblance of their snap intact.
- Before using them in dishes or serving, peel away the stringy membrane running from top to bottom of each pod. This task is easiest after the peas have been quickly blanched and revived in icy water.
- To test quality, snap a single pod to check for crunch. Limp snap peas are no good.