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[Where to find] Sugar Snap Peas

One of my all-time favorite stir-fry vegetables is sugar snap peas, and alas, these remain one of the few things I've not been able to find here, even seasonally. Does anyone know of a store in Zurich that carries them?

I know the word for them is "Zuckerschoten", though German often uses that word for snow peas as well, which I find bitter and unpleasant. For those who don't know sugar snap peas, they are related to a snow pea, but with a much rounder cross-section.

I think I might have seen them once at a farmers market somewhere, but I'd love a consistent source.
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Re: Sugar Snap Peas

They are very seasonal and deteriorate quickly. Look again in the frozen section.
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Re: Sugar Snap Peas

Aldi has them occasionally. Also, try the Asian supermarkets.
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Re: Sugar Snap Peas

My local small Migros always has the frozen ones and there are usually a few packets of fresh ones too. They aren't particularly seasonal as they always seem to come from abroad. I can't remember if the local small coop has them, but I've certainly often seen them in larger coops.
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Re: Sugar Snap Peas

Coop has them, even in smaller branches. Look in the fruit and veg area where they have items such as baby sweet corns, baby carrots, mangetout etc., packaged in small trays. The sugarsnap peas are normally among the selection and are flown in from who-knows-where.
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Re: Sugar Snap Peas

I remember seeing them at an asian supermarket here in Winterthur as well. You might try you luck there!
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My local small Migros always has the frozen ones and there are usually a few packets of fresh ones too. They aren't particularly seasonal as they always seem to come from abroad. I can't remember if the local small coop has them, but I've certainly often seen them in larger coops.
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Coop has them, even in smaller branches. Look in the fruit and veg area where they have items such as baby sweet corns, baby carrots, mangetout etc., packaged in small trays. The sugarsnap peas are normally among the selection and are flown in from who-knows-where.
Exactly this. The COOP has them all year round in the baby vegetables sections. They are imported from Africa (usually Kenya) so are not seasonal at all here.
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Re: Sugar Snap Peas

I'll check Migros and Coop again, but I am pretty certain you are all referring to snow peas (the very flat ones), not sugar snap peas.

As for frozen, I don't like them because they cook soft; I want the crispness of a fresh one.
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I'll check Migros and Coop again, but I am pretty certain you are all referring to snow peas (the very flat ones), not sugar snap peas.

As for frozen, I don't like them because they cook soft; I want the crispness of a fresh one.
If you leave frozen until just before serving whatever you are cooking, you can toss in at the last minute and cook in the steam for 60 seconds-ish...they come out just right with a little bite.
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Re: Sugar Snap Peas

Honestly, I wouldn't buy sugar peas from a supermarket if I did find them. Sugars start turning to starches the minute they're picked, any longer than 12-18 hours un-frozen and to me they're simply not worth bothering with. Ditto sweet corn and small pickling cucumbers.

YMMV, of course.
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I'll check Migros and Coop again, but I am pretty certain you are all referring to snow peas (the very flat ones), not sugar snap peas.

As for frozen, I don't like them because they cook soft; I want the crispness of a fresh one.
They are definitely sugar snap peas in the COOP and not mange tout ( the flat snow peas). Not really seen them in Migros but they nearly always have them in COOP.

I've frequently seen the flat mange tout peas in both coop and Migros but they're in the general veg section near the green beans and stuff and not in the 'baby' vegetables bit.
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Re: [Where to find] Sugar Snap Peas

They are usually pre packed. It's very rare that you can buy them by weight.
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If you leave frozen until just before serving whatever you are cooking, you can toss in at the last minute and cook in the steam for 60 seconds-ish...they come out just right with a little bite.
Hmm, I'm just guessing that knowing myself, they won't have the "lot of bite" that I want in a stir-fry! But if I find them I will take your word for it and give them a try.
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Re: [Where to find] Sugar Snap Peas

Checked in the coop in Seefeld Hoschgasse and didn't find them there...
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Re: [Where to find] Sugar Snap Peas

How about Mushy Peas any one know a good source for the marrowfats ?
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Re: [Where to find] Sugar Snap Peas

Please use a thread for your specific need, don't hijack an unrelated one.
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Coop has them, even in smaller branches. Look in the fruit and veg area where they have items such as baby sweet corns, baby carrots, mangetout etc., packaged in small trays. The sugarsnap peas are normally among the selection and are flown in from who-knows-where.
So on your advice, I checked several Coops and finally found them at St. Annahof! Joy and jubilation!

However I must take exception with your claim of "even smaller branches" of Coop carrying them. No small or even medium-size Coop I've visited in the Zurich area has had them, only the flagship stores.
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Re: [Where to find] Sugar Snap Peas

Any idea where to find them at the moment seeing as the Coop St Annahof is under renovation?
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Re: [Where to find] Sugar Snap Peas

Look for KEFEN, this is generic term for mange-touts in Switzerland for them and albeit not being the sugar snaps you may be after, they are at least a good replacement.

The sugar snaps are called ZUCKERERBSEN in CH (Schoten, is high german)
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Re: [Where to find] Sugar Snap Peas

Thanks; have found Kefen (fresh and frozen) but really looking for Zuckererbsen. If anyone has found them recently in the Zurich area please do let me know.
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