Showing posts with label green peas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label green peas. Show all posts

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Simple Southern Sides--Company Peas

RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb I hope everyone had a festive St. Patrick’s Day yesterday. We were a little bit low-key this year—last year I had fun making a completely green plate of food for my kids to eat for supper—it was all peas and broccoli and green grapes, celery, and kiwi…it was really a green assault! They loved it, though.

This year, I toned it down a little. You just can’t repeat the same thing two years in a row with children (well, with mine, anyway.) I did still want to have a bunch of green on their plate, so I cooked an old Southern standby, Company Peas. Yes, those are peas that are suitable for company! :)

And they’re seriously easy.

Company Peas


1/2 C chopped onion 017
2 T butter (or margarine)
10 oz. frozen peas, cooked and drained
1 package mushrooms, sliced
1 t sugar
thyme (dash)
salt and pepper to taste

020 Cook the onions and mushrooms in melted butter until they’re tender. Drain.

Stir in the remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until warm (over low heat.)024

What makes this a Southern recipe? I’m thinking the inclusion of butter and sugar. :) It’s hard to find a Deep South recipe that doesn’t include sugar in the vegetables. We like them sweet!

I used red onions because I think they’re pretty (and they turned my head at the store yesterday), but using Georgia Vidalia sweet onions would make this dish even more Southern.

Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig


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