Creamed Peas & Onions - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Creamed Peas & Onions

Posted: Updated:
2 Cups Whole Milk
3 Whole Cloves
1 Bay Leaf
1 Lb. Pearl Onions (about 2 cups, peeled, trimmed, or 1 lb frozen pearl onions, thawed
3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, Divided
1 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt, Divided
1 tsp. Kosher Salt, Divided
1 tsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. All Purpose Flour or Corn Starch
1/2 tsp. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/4 tsp. Freshly Grated Nutmeg
2 1 lb. bags frozen peas, thawed
1/2 Cup Creme Fraiche, Whole Milk Green Yogurt, or Sour Cream
  Butter

Bring milk, cloves and bay leaf to a boil in a small saucepan; reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes to let flavors meld. Strain into a medium bowl; discard solids. Cover milk and keep warm. Meanwhile, place onions in a large skillet (at least 12''). Add water to half-cover the onions - about 1 cup. Add 1 Tbsp. Butter, 1 tsp. Salt, and Sugar. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and onions are golden brown, about 12 minutes. Gently transfer onions to a large plate.

Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter in the same skillet over medium heat; add flour and whisk to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan, for 1 minute. Whisk in reserved milk, adding 1/4 cup and a time. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add peas and onions; stir until heated through. Gently fold in creme fraiche.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Portage Lake

    Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Portage Lake

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:28:40 GMT
    This home was originally built for a lumber manufacturer and his family to use for the summer residence more than 100 years ago. Today, the home has been completely renovated and insulated, but still
    This home was originally built for a lumber manufacturer and his family to use for the summer residence more than 100 years ago. Today, the home has been completely renovated and insulated, but still
  • Roads Closed Across Northern Michigan

    Roads Closed Across Northern Michigan

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:27:52 GMT
    The spring storms have caused problems for drivers. Below is a list of roads closed around Northern Michigan. Some closed roads may not be included on this list, so please drive with caution. Road conditions
    The spring storms have caused problems for drivers. Below is a list of roads closed around Northern Michigan. Some closed roads may not be included on this list, so please drive with caution. Road conditions
  • UPDATE: Knysz Dead After Taken Off Life Support

    UPDATE: Knysz Dead After Taken Off Life Support

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:07:30 GMT
    The man who killed Trooper Paul Butterfield is dead.
    The man who killed Trooper Paul Butterfield is dead.