|Where:||Anywhere but particularly North East England|
Carlin Sunday is the fifth Sunday in Lent, also known as Passion Sunday and it was traditional particularly in North East England to eat Carlin peas on this day. These are variously known as Carlins,pigeon peas, grey peas and a plethora of other names and I bought mine on ebay. They are bought dried then soaked overnight and fried in butter – we ate ours with that other Northumbrian favourite, Pan Haggerty.
They increase in volume dramatically on soaking so you’ll probably have a bigger dishful than you anticipated.
In 2017 it falls on 2nd April.