Green Peas and Pearl Onions

This is one of my favorite vegetable combinations…pretty, tasty and almost everyone likes it.  It's great for a nice holiday side dish.  "The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook" gives this recipe for creaming them; if you need a gluten-free sauce, simply eliminate the flour and use ¾ cup heavy cream instead of the 1 cup of milk.  It will thicken on its own to a nice sauce if cooked 3 minutes or so.  The nutmeg adds a nice flavor – if you don’t use many spices, try this one.
Green Peas and Pearl Onions
  3        Cups  Green Peas -- shelled
     1/2 Pound  Frozen Pearl Onion
  2        Tablespoons  Butter
  2        Tablespoons  Flour, All-purpose
  1        Cup  Milk
     3/4 Teaspoon  Salt
     1/8 Teaspoon  Pepper
            Pinch  Nutmeg
Shell and wash peas (3# yields 3 cups); cover peas and onions with water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat and simmer 12-15 minutes or until peas are tender; drain.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth.  Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Gradually add milk, cook over medium heat, 3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Spoon sauce over vegetables, toss gently.
Six servings
Per Serving: 140 Calories; 6g Fat (34.6% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 16mg Cholesterol; 333mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat.

1 comment:

  1. My grandmother use to make this dish. Loved it. Pinned it.


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