Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Grandma's Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Going to the garden with my Grandma was a real experience, although we worked hard to tend the garden and gather the vegetables, she always had a wonderful story about the meal we were about to make with the incredible vegetables from the garden. When we would dig the baby new potatoes and gather the green peas, she would always tell me how her Mother, my Great Grandma would make a lovely cream sauce from the fresh cream and butter to pour over the new baby potatoes and fresh crisp peas. This is the recipe that has been passed down through our family through the years and it is so delicious, it taste just like my Grandma's from the garden to the table.

Grandma's Creamed Peas and Potatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage




We Start With Fresh Peas From The Garden
or
Frozen Peas

Grandma's Creamed Peas and Potatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Next We Add Fresh New Potatoes
Boiled In A Salty Water

Grandma's Creamed Peas and Potatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The Blanched Peas and The Boiled Potatoes To A Lovely White Sauce

Grandma's Creamed Peas and Potatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Grandma's Creamed Peas and Potatoes
Miz Helen's Kitchen
4 cups fresh or frozen green peas
10 to 12 small new potatoes,skin on
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream or half and half
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
6 tablespoon fresh mint chopped
Directions
In a medium stew pot, pour in all the peas and cover with salty water. Blanch the peas for 3 minutes and remove from the pot to drain.
In a medium stew pot, pour washed new potatoes into the pot. Cover the potatoes with salty water and cook on medium heat until the potatoes are tender. Remove the potatoes from the salty water and set aside.
In a large stew pot, melt 3 tablespoons butter, add 3 tablespoons flour and mix until most of the lumps are gone, ( my Grandma said some lumps were ok).
Stir in the whole milk and the heavy cream or half and half, stir in until completely blended, cooking over medium heat, until the sauce thickens.
Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg, stir well. Add in the peas and potatoes and mix gently with the sauce.
Add the chopped mint and serve hot.
Recipe Tip:
If you want a heavy sauce, double the sauce. If you want a lighter sauce, add more whole milk to thin the sauce.
Enjoy!
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Serve Hot

Grandma's Creamed Peas and Potatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks so much for stopping by to enjoy this Garden to Table dish. It always brings back so many memories when I can share one of our precious family recipes with all of you. Hope you are having a great week and making some wonderful memories for your family!
Peace and Joy


13 comments:

  1. Brings back lots of good memories...pinned! And thank you!

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  2. It looks great and I must admit - I've never eaten something like this. I would definitely love to try this salad!!

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  3. Yes please! I would fill my plate with this awesome dish and not need anything more...I'm foaming at the mouth! And with fresh peas??? Can't be beat.

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  4. Miz Helen, thank you for sharing this with us. I would like the dish anyway, but I love it even more because it was made by your grandma and great grandma!

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  5. Yum! That looks delicious and I love the memories attached!

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  6. Thank you! Thank you! for sharing this with us at Weekend Potluck. I bought fresh peas at farmer's market yesterday and CANNOT wait to make this dish. YAY!! 😃

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  7. Thank you! Thank you! for sharing this with us at Weekend Potluck. I bought fresh peas at farmer's market yesterday and CANNOT wait to make this dish. YAY!! 😃

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  8. Thank you! Thank you! for sharing this with us at Weekend Potluck. I bought fresh peas at farmer's market yesterday and CANNOT wait to make this dish. YAY!! 😃

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  9. I was waffling on what to have for supper tonight...this is it! I haven't had these in a long, long time...thanks for sharing your grandmother's recipe.

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  10. Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can't wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

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  11. I loved reading your memories of your Grandmother, Miz Helen, and her recipe sure does sound delicious. I know my family will love your Grandma's Creamed Peas and Potatoes. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning and sharing :-)

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