Creamed Peas & Pearl Onions, a classic combo – and pure comfort food! Minutes to make, they’re company worthy!
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 to 8
8 ounces frozen pearl onions, thawed if possible
3 tablespoons butter
2 to 3 tablespoons water
2 1/2 tablespoons flour
2 cups of milk
2 cups frozen peas
enough milk get to the desired consistency
cream, to enrichen, optional
salt and pepper to taste
Using a large, 12″ inch skillet, add onions, butter, and water. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer stirring now and then until onions are just soft and water evaporated. If onions aren’t soft when the water is gone, add a little more, tablespoon by tablespoon. If onions are soft and there is still water, remove lid and let excess evaporate.
Add flour, sprinkling over the onions and butter, stir and cook for a minute or two so the flour will lose any raw taste. Add the milk in increments, whisking after each, then bring to a simmer, stirring often. As the mixture just begins to thicken add the peas and continue to cook until the mixture reaches the desired consistency and peas are cooked through, three to five minutes.
Adjust the thickness of the cream sauce by adding more milk or enrichen, if desired by a good drizzle of cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.