How To Cook Sugar Snaps

1. Open The Sugar Snaps

Take the sugar snaps out of the refrigerator. Remove the plastic bag the sugar snaps is in.

Open The Sugar Snaps (38k)

Open The Sugar Snaps

2a. Remove The Top Skin Part 1 of 2

Take a knife and cut one end on the top of the Sugar Snap. Don't cut through. The reason not to cut through is because the end part is going to assist in pealing the top skin.

Use A Knife And Cut The End On The Top Of The Sugar Snap.  The End Is Used To Peal the Top Skin (26k)

Top Of Sugar Snap, Cut The End Part Way

2b. Remove The Top Skin Part 2 of 2

Take the cutted one end on the top of the Sugar Snap and peal away the top skin.
Throw away the top skin.
Place the Sugar Snap in another bowl.
Repeat for all the sugar snaps.
If pealing away the top skin failed such that the end broke apart from the top skin, repeat Step 2a for the other end which was not cut.

Use The Cutted Top End To Peal The Top Skin (26k)

Peal The Top Skin

3a. Another Way To Remove The Top Skin Part 1 of 2

Another way to remove the top skin is using your hand.
Using your fingers, break apart one end on the top of the Sugar Snap. Don't break through.
The reason not to break through is because the end part is going to assist in pealing the top skin.

Use Your Fingers And Break Apart The End On The Top Of The Sugar Snap.  The End Is Used To Peal the Top Skin (25k)

Top Of Sugar Snap, Break The End Part Way

3b. Another Way To Remove The Top Skin Part 2 of 2

Take the broken one end on the top of the Sugar Snap and peal away the top skin.
Throw away the top skin.
Place the Sugar Snap in another bowl.
Repeat for all the sugar snaps.
If pealing away the top skin failed such that the end broke apart from the top skin, repeat Step 3a for the other end which was not broke.

Use The Breaked Top End To Peal The Top Skin (26k)

Peal The Top Skin

4. Wash The Sugar Snaps

Fill the bowl containing the sugar snaps with water to wash.
Don't fill the bowl with water at the top to prevent the sugar snaps from falling down into the sink.
Using one or both hands, pick up some sugar snaps and then drop the sugar snaps back into the water. Repeat about three to five times.
Using the pick up and drop technique, water is being moved around the bowl. The power of the moving water removes the dirt from the green beans.
The dirt removed from the sugar snaps is on the bottom of the bowl.
Suggestion: Use a taller bowl or pot to clean the sugar snaps because the taller height better separates the sugar snaps and the dirt settling on the bottom.

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Clean The Sugar Snaps

5. Boil Water

Fill a pot with 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch water. Heat pot on high temperature to boil water.

Boil Water In A Pot To Steam The Sugar Snaps.  Pot Filled With 1/4 Inch Water. (21k)

Fill Pot 1/4 Inch Water

6. Steam The Sugar Snaps

When the water is boiling, put the sugar snaps into the pot. Stir the sugar snaps occasionally. Sugar Snaps cook fast. Should be ready in one minute.

Put Sugar Snaps Into Boiling Water and Steam For One Minute (17k)

Sugar Snaps Cook About One Minute

7. Ready To Eat

The sugar snaps are ready to eat. Don't forget to turn off the stove.

Cooked Sugar Snaps In A Serving Bowl (55k)

Ready To Eat