Creamed Peas

  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Good Dash pepper
  • 2 cups frozen peas (use a 10 oz box, or measure 2-cups from a bag of loose frozen peas)

Get out a quart size sauce pan, or bigger. In it, melt the margarine over medium heat. Using a fork or a whisk, stir in the flour until it is smooth and lump free. Now very gradually stir in the milk. I use a whisk for this because it makes the work go faster. When the milk is well combined with the fat and flour, add the sugar, salt and pepper. Cook and stir the sauce until it begins to boil. Count to sixty, stirring it the whole while. Now add the frozen peas. Cover the pan and allow it to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat. The peas should thaw and cook briefly, but not too much. Over cooking is ruin for this dish. It needs the peas to only barely cook, bringing out their freshest flavor. This recipe is easily doubled, as written it serves 4 to 6, depending on how much the family likes the peas. Some folks add 1/2-cup of shredded cheese to this dish, but I don’t much like it that way. Still it is an option worth considering for persnickety eaters. These may be served on top of baked potatoes for a nice vegetarian main dish. Simple but good.

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Comments

  1. chef hubby says

    I use frozen peas. We love the “pop” you get from them. Put them in the microwave for 2 minutes, then pour the water residue off…then proceed with the recipe.

  2. Renee says

    My mother and now I, add diced hard boiled eggs to the mix. Then we serve it over buttered toast. It would make a cheap quick meal.

  3. david says

    Why would you waste your time? The easiest way and the best way to make creamed peas, cook fresh or frozen peas just till done, pour in CREAM (hence the name) to top of peas, add 2 tbs of parmesan cheese. let thicken to where it coats the back of a spoon. Enjoy

  4. Wendy says

    I made this tonight I LOVED IT. I did cook a little longer then 5 mins after adding peas. I want to add water chestnuts next time and less sugar. Garlic too!!

  5. Caitlin says

    My grandmother used to make these all the time and I loved them, but I never got her recipe (not sure she really had one.. just threw in “a little of this and a little of that” :) ) Can’t wait to try these!

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