MMMMM!! I'm pregnant (so getting wild cravings) and was dying for the same creamed peas I used to eat as a kid (when I was sick too!) These taste just like my mom's- well, with a little extra salt and lots of extra pepper- I dont think my mom could cook without pepper! and just for the record- these always made me get better when I was a kid. They never curdled my stomach and made me barf.
This is nothing more than a basic white sauce on peas - you can get the recipe off the Argo cornstarch box. Bland but simple to make. And as for feeding it to sick kids, anything with milk will curdle on an acidic stomach and that leads to barfing - sometimes these old-time cures hurt more than help.
Kari--this is one of my all time favorite comfort foods on this planet! I make this exactly the same way....Have you ever tried it over mashed potatoes? Pure heaven. :)
My mom always added diced potatoes and sometimes pearl onions to it when she made it for us, it was always one of my favorite side dishes she would make for us growing up. Its definately comfort food for kids!
I wish I could rate this 100 stars. I've made this recipe dozens upon dozens of times for everyone. Thanks for sharing the wonderful memories. MARY IN LA
I'm not rating this recipe,because I haven't made it. I made this when my boys were growing up except, I added frozen corn. That was the only way I could get them to eat peas plus, they loved the color combination.... Go figure!!
We make this all the time! I love creamed peas. We always serve them over buttered toast. Frozen or fresh peas work the best. Thanks for posting!
I'd forgotten how much I loved when my grandma would make creamed peas for me. Thank you for sharing!
I added a little onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper salt, and used skim milk. It was totally yummo!!
Love creamed peas! They are such a comfort food. Thanks for posting.