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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (1/2 cup each)


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 112 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • cutecreationsdesign
    Apr 6, 2013

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  • joedebfry
    Apr 10, 2010

    Served this for Easter dinner. I'll make it again!

  • 2760
    Apr 5, 2010

    I didn't have chervil, but really liked the flavor with just the thyme.

  • laccurso
    Mar 12, 2009

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