Creamy Sweet Peas

"As a child we had this at Beach Road Chicken House. My Sister figured this out. So we have had it in the family for years. It is good and also creamy."
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  • Melt butter in saucepan over low heat.
  • Blend in flour,salt,pepper.
  • Cook over low heat,stirring until mixture is smooth and bubby.
  • Remove from heat and add saved liquid.
  • Heat to boiling stirring constantly, lower heat and add peas.
  • Stir and heat though.

Questions & Replies

  1. Does anyone know the recipe for Beach Road Chicken Dinners gravy?


  1. I was so delighted to see this recipe. I am from Jacksonville, but now residing in Des Moines, and a personal friend of the owner of Beach Road Chicken. After several years of begging, Vince finally told me that the missing ingredient that no one would ever guess was powered milk! You will find that adding 1/4 cup of powdered milk to the liquid from the peas, plus 2 tsp sugar, will give you EXACTLY what you've been craving.
  2. Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I cannot praise this dish enough. I ate it all myself:o!!! Next time, I'll make double so the family can try some/lol!! Thank you for a wonerful and simple recipe!! ~Manda
  3. Best creamed peas ever, also the beach Road Chicken House best ever, Started eating there when I was a baby. and that was 75 years ago.
  4. I, too grew up with Beach Road Chicken Dinners. The best!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and thanks to the reviewer who knew about the powdered milk and the sugar. Now, if I could just make fried chicken like that!
  5. I am not from Jacksonville and do not know what the Beach Road chicken is but this recipe was excellent. Added the powdered milk and sugar and 5/5 loved them and all agreed these were "like creamy restaurant peas". Will also use this recipe for other creamy veggies like onions, spinach, etc... Thanks Braunda.


  1. When I make creamy sweet peas I use one 8 oz can of condensed milk instead of the juice from the peas. I make a rue with the butter and flour and canned milk. When this is hot and bubbly I add the drained peas...This makes for a much creamier dish.


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