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Peas a la Francaise

 Peas a la Francaise
“I love peas, and this recipe is a favorite. It features tiny pearl onions touched with thyme and chervil, and its presentation is lovely.” —Christine Frazier, Auburndale, Florida
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups pearl onions, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chervil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add pearl onions; boil
  • for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; peel and set aside.
  • In the same saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the
  • onions, water, sugar and seasonings. Add peas and lettuce; stir
  • until blended. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or until vegetables
  • are tender. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 12 servings (1/2 cup
  • each).
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 112 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 315 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.