Creamed Peas & Pearl Onions
8 ounces fresh pearl onions
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 cups frozen baby peas
Salt and pepper to taste
White pepper to taste (optional) For those who like white pepper, it adds great flavourJ
remove the root ends on the pearl onions and drop into boiling water for about a minute. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pinch the stem end and a peeled onion will pop out. Set them aside.
In large skillet over medium low heat melt butter. Whisk in flour and continue whisking until mixture is a light golden brown. Slowly whisk in milk and continue whisking until mixture thickens slightly; 2-3 minutes.
Add peas and pearl onions (that were set aside). Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
Eat as a side dish or on its own immediately.