Favorite Ingredient Friday–D's Special Peas

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I’d share one of our family’s favorite recipes for Favorite Ingredient Friday (to participate or get more great recipes, please click on the banner above to go to OW’s blog).      This recipe is one that my mother in love has made for my dh since he was a little guy…..I have her exact recipe, but I just can never make them taste as good as my mother in love (even in my opinion, they aren’t as good as her’s……I’m pretty sure it’s all in our heads, but it does keep us asking for her to make them :))  The recipe doesn’t necessarily have an official name, but we call them …..

D’s Special Peas

Serves 4-6

1/2 pound bacon, diced

2 tbsp. flour

8 oz. sliced mushrooms

1/2 bunch green onions, sliced (reserve green part)

1 pint half & half (the fat free half and half DOES NOT work in this recipe, just prepare to indulge!)

1 pound frozen PETITE peas (you can use regular frozen peas, but they just aren’t as good)

1 tbsp. butter

In 3 quart saucepan fry bacon until very crisp, being careful to not burn.   Drain most of bacon grease off (leave approx. 1 tbsp).  Saute mushrooms and white part of scallions until soft.  Stir in flour.  Whisk in 1/2 & 1/2 slowly to avoid lumps.  Add salt & pepper to taste.  Let simmer until thick and creamy, stirring often to keep from burning.  Add peas, butter, and slced green tops from scallions.  Let cook until everything is nice and hot.

If you make this and enjoy it as much as we do, please post a comment here 🙂

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5 Responses to Favorite Ingredient Friday–D's Special Peas

  1. April says:

    Thanks for stopping by my site. I use the candy bars and crunch them up. I have no idea if what’s on the baking aisle is the same thing. Worth a try though!

  2. This is a nice twist for peas and I agree – only the tiny peas taste good!

    God Bless!

  3. Mommaofmany says:

    Have you tried it with fresh peas?

    Hi Momma, we have not tried it with fresh peas, as this is something we normally only make once or twice a year…..and it is not generally something that we make during the springtime when fresh peas are in season. But now that I have that idea, I’m going to have to try it this spring when I can get fresh peas 🙂 If you try it with fresh peas, please let me know!

  4. Overwhelmed! says:

    I’ve never tried this but it sounds good. 🙂

    Thanks so much for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.

  5. Pingback: Lori4SquareMom’s Place » A time to be thankful…..Wednesday edition :)

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