Fresh peas from the garden have to be my favorite vegetable. I don't even mind shelling them because I know the wonderful end result.
Fresh Creamed Peas
2 cups fresh shelled peas (you can use frozen)
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick of butter, more if you like
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 1/2 cups milk
Combine peas, salt and water in a 2 quart saucepan and cook over medium high heat until peas are tender. This could take 10-20 minutes depending on the type of peas. Drain and set aside. Melt butter and whisk in the flour and onion cooking for about 1 minute, do not brown, over high heat, whisk in milk and continue whisking until slightly thickened. Add peas and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.