French Peas with Water Chestnuts Recipe
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French Peas with Water Chestnuts Recipe

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This is a recipe I revised to include some things our family likes. We grow our own peas for this dish, and my family really loves it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 cup finely shredded lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 1 vegetable 1/2 fat, also 54 calories, 48 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 8 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 2 gm fat.


  1. Cook peas according to package directions. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, cook onions and lettuce in oil over low heat for 5 minutes. Combine flour with water until smooth. Stir into onion mixture: cook and stir until thickened.
  2. Drain peas and add to onion mixture along with the water chestnuts and pepper; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as French Peas in Country April/May 1990, p49

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"I loved the contrast of the water chesnuts with the peas. I did not add the lettuce, but it was great without it."

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