Thursday, November 3, 2011

Creamed Peas and Baby Potatoes



I first tasted this side dish at my Dad’s table. He harvested the potatoes and peas from the garden that morning for this simple farmers dish and it was so good I ate all the leftovers.

Now it's one of my most favorite side dishes, even if I don’t grow my own potatoes and peas.

Creamed Peas and Baby Potatoes
If you use fresh peas you’ll have to boil them for several minutes until tender. Print Recipe.

1 pound baby potatoes
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
Salt & pepper, to taste

1. Gently boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 15 to 25 minutes.

2. In a large saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk and season with salt and pepper. Add the potatoes and peas to the sauce and bring to simmer. Stir frequently for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Sauce will thicken as it cools.

Recipe adapted from source unknown. Picture by Laura Flowers.


4 comments:

Joanne said...

I think peas and potatoes are the only veggies my dad is okay with eating! Totally trying this out on him.

Julie said...

I make this for hubby's birthday every June. There's nothing like it with fresh veggies from the garden.

The Mrs said...

That looks like a good, comforting side to the roast I'm about to put in the crock pot! Thanks!

Morgan said...

I love potato anything pretty much! This looks so good. =)

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