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."
Quick French Peas Recipe Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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
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.