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Creamed peas will change the minds of any veggie haters.
Kiddos Will Love Creamed Peas
Adults love them too!
Got trouble getting your kids or even grown ups to eat anything green? This recipe just may be the answer to that problem.
Since you can use it with most any green veggie, it’s pretty versatile. You can vary it for whichever vegetable anyone you cook for doesn’t care to eat.
I guess my mom was fortunate that I didn’t need too much inducement to eat my “greens.” however, my sister was not the same (as a kid). I even liked brussels sprouts.
And I understand this unwillingness from an adult standpoint as my late husband was extremely finicky about veggies to the point where I’d refer to him as my eldest “son.”
This is one recipe that will get them to eat their greens.
What I used here was just your basic medium white sauce. It’s creamy and delicious plus it can be adapted in many ways.
To make it so it comes out perfectly, there are two basic caveats: cooking the flour and butter for about two minutes so there’s no pasty taste and hot milk. Yes, hot milk.
Using hot milk not only eliminates the need for constant stirring till it boils, it sets up a lot faster for that reason and is creamier. Take it from someone who always used cold milk–this work and it works wonderfully.
Now for the best part–there’s bacon in this!
While it’s only a seasoning and/or garnish, it ads a ton of flavor. The marriage of bacon and vegetables isn’t new. The southerners have been doing it for ages. When you think some of their most renowned dishes are veggies that include the taste of bacon you can see they they’re so popular.
- 16 oz frozen peas cooked per package directions
- 2 slices crisp bacon diced
- 1 1/2 cups hot whole milk
- 3 tbs butter
- 3 tbs flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper white preferred
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- Drain peas and set aside.
- Melt the butter over medium-high heat; add onion and cook until it just becomes translucent. Stir in the flour and let it bubble. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Gradually whisk in the hot milk and whisk until it begins to bubble. Reduce the heat and add the salt & pepper.
- Stir in the cooked peas and top with the diced bacon.