I’ve got peas!

My pea pods filled out nicely!

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Remember how they started?

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The weather is turning much warmer, yesterday 80 degrees, today was in the mid-80’s.  By tomorrow, it should be in the upper 80’s (weather people are actually saying it will hit 90).  My peas will quit producing soon.  Maybe today, who knows.  So……..I harvested them.

Even though I may not have a bumper crop, I think it is kind of cool that I actually got English peas to grow in Texas. So, heeere they are!  (um, minus two pods I opened and ate in the garden)

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They tasted sooo good!  These I just steamed a bit on the stovetop until tender.  They were amazingly sweet.  But, one of my favorite ways to have fresh English peas  is with new potatoes in a cream sauce.

New Potatoes and Peas in Cream Sauce

Boil the potatoes (about a lb.)(they really need to be tiny red new potatoes) in salted water until tender, drain and set aside.   Cook the freshly shelled peas (about a lb.) until tender; either in boiling salted water or by steaming. Drain and set aside. 

 Make a bechamel sauce or sometimes called a cream sauce.   Melt 1/4 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat.  Blend in 1/4 cup flour.  Cook about  a minute, stirring constantly.  Gradually add in 1 cup milk, cook over medium  heat, stirring constantly until it thickens.  Stir in 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. white pepper.

Combine the potatoes and peas, top with the bechamel sauce and gently stir to combine.  It is amazing!

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2 responses to “I’ve got peas!

  1. I love peas! When I was growing up my dad would grow some in the back garden for my mother and I. My mom and I would take ice cream buckets and fill them and sit down and eat them all! So good!
    Your peas looks gorgeous! What a beautful colour of green!

  2. fromgardentotable

    Welcome, Melissa. I love peas, too! You’re right, there’s nothing better
    than picking them and eating them. So sweet! Thank you for your kind comments.
    Come again soon. Tammy

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