Creamed Baby Peas & Pearl Onions

creamed baby peas and pearl onions
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  • 8Servings


  • 10 ounces fresh pearl onions, unpeeled but root ends trimmed
  • Ice water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 20 ounces frozen baby peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • Salt and pepper


In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the onions for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Gently squeeze the onions from the root end until they pop out of their skins; discard the skins.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle with the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the half-and-half and bring to a boil; cook until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the peas and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chives and season with salt and pepper. Spoon into a serving bowl.