English Creamed Garden Peas with Red & Purple Potatoes

photo source: tigersandstrawberries
photo source: tigersandstrawberries

New red and purple potatoes and peas are treated to a warm, delectable, creamy sauce for this extraordinary, colorful side dish which makes a stunning statement on any table; holiday or everyday. Perfect alongside Easter roasts or ham. Amazingly delicious!

photo source: onehundreddollarsamonth
photo source: onehundreddollarsamonth


2 pounds small red and purple potatoes, quartered

3 cups fresh or frozen peas

1 cup broth or water (for peas)

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

pinch of nutmeg

1 cup milk

1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

1 cup half-and-half cream

photo source: onlyinark


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, place peas and water or broth in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  3. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper lemon zest and nutmeg until blended; gradually add milk, broth and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in potatoes and peas; heat through. Place in serving bowl and garnish with your favorite herbs; dill, parsley or thyme is suggested. Makes 12 servings.

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