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Quick French Peas Recipe Recipe
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Quick French Peas Recipe

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Bright green and festive for Easter, this side dish has a slightly sweet flavor everyone will favor. Water chestnuts add a nice crunch. "A friend shared this tasty recipe," pens Pat Walter from Pine Island, Minnesota. "It's a different way to present peas."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 109 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute water chestnuts and onion in butter until onion is tender. Stir in the flour, sugar and salt until blended. Gradually add milk; stir in peas. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until peas are tender and sauce is slightly thickened. Add lettuce; cook until lettuce is wilted. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as French Peas in Country Woman March/April 2002, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 109 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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