Sunday, September 12, 2010

Creamed Potatoes and Peas

If your looking for a different potato dish to serve as a side this one is a good option. My oldest daughter shared this recipe on her blog. The good news is that it is also a very frugal recipe with no fancy ingredients.

Creamed Peas and New Potatoes   ( courtesy of Budget Bites)

1-1/2 pounds (about 15) tiny new potatoes (we used yukon gold, just peel and dice them any potato would work)

1 to 1-1/2 cups fresh peas (we used frozen peas; this would also equate to about 1 or 1-1/2 pounds shelled peas)

3 Tbl sliced green onion

4 tsp butter or margarine (we prefer butter)

4 tsp flour

1 cup milk

(salt and pepper to taste)

Scrub potatoes; pare off narrow strip of peel around center of each. Cook in boiling salted water 15 to 20 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, cook peas and onion (I Preferred to saute my onion and add in with the peas after they were cooked )in small amount of boiling salted water 8 to 15 minutes; drain. Make a white sauce of butter, flour, dash salt, and milk.(Simply melt the butter and stir in the flour and cook for a minute or 2. Slowly stir in the milk wisk as you go and heat until thickened). Combine vegtetabes and sauce (and season with salt and pepper to taste). Serves 4 to 6.

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