Friday, August 6, 2010

Creamed Peas and New Potatoes

It's just that time of year, that when I go out and dig up my potatoes, they aren't super big, but rather, beautiful "new potatoes". I also love the sweet little white onions tucked under the soil. I just picked the last peas and pulled up the vine, because it is now too hot for them, even under the apple trees.
So, I can't help but crave this delish side dish. Although, it is creamy, warm, and comforting...definitely something that serves you well in the colder months, It is an amazing side dish to serve next to a steak right off the grill. I also love to serve this over a toasty peice of garlic bread, as a poor mans supper.
CREAMED PEAS AND POTATOES

4 cups potatoes
1 ½ cup pearl onions
1 ½ cup peas
3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup parmesan

Scour the potatoes and cut into small chunks. In a medium saucepan, boil the potatoes and onions (if raw) for 8 minutes and then drain the potatoes (if frozen onions, add at the end). In the same saucepan, make a simple white sauce by melting the butter, then stirring in the flour and cooking for a minute. Add the milk slowly, stirring constantly, adding the salt and pepper. Turn to low temperature and add the potatoes, onions, and peas, and simmer for fifteen minutes. Serve over parmesan toasts.

2 comments:

bistrogerard said...

Hi Sara, this looks absolutely delicious! I can't wait for fresh peas and new potatoes to be in season again (it's still winter here in Oz) so I can try this!

Reeni said...

This is perfect comfort food! Especially with potatoes and onions you grew and picked yourself! I like the idea of eating it on garlic bread.