Peas à la Française


U.S. Metric Ingredients
3 oz 90 g Butter
2 oz 60 g Onion, chopped, or whole tiny pearl onions, peeled
lb 1.1 kg Peas, frozen
8 oz 225 g Lettuce, shredded
2 tbsp 30 mL Chopped parsley
1 tsp 5 mL Salt
2 tsp 10 mL Sugar
4 fl oz 125 mL Chicken stock or water, hot
1 tbsp 15 mL Beurre manié



  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan. Add the onions and sauté lightly.
  2. Add the peas, lettuce, parsley, salt, and sugar. Cook over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until the vegetables begin to steam.
  3. Add the stock or water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer over low heat or in the oven until peas are tender.
  4. Stir in a little beurre manié to thicken the cooking liquid, and simmer another 2–3 minutes. Adjust seasoning. (For larger quantities, drain off liquid and thicken separately.)

Per serving: Calories, 100; Protein, 4 g; Fat, 5 g (43% cal.); Cholesterol, 15 mg; Carbohydrates, 11 g; Fiber, 4 g; Sodium, 250 mg.