Hi there. Looking for your recipe box? Click here for more info.

Recipe

Au Gratin Sweet Peas

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup minced onions
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups sweet green peas, blanched
  • 1/2 cup fine dried bread crumbs
  • Essence
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8 cup oval gratin dish with 1 teaspoon of the butter.
  • In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of the butter Add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the milk and bring to a simmer. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Add the peas and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into the prepared pan. Season the bread crumbs with Essence. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the peas. Top with the grated cheese.
  • Place in the oven and cook until the peas are bubbly and the top is golden, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Spoon onto serving plates and serve.