Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Creamed Peas and Celery

Creamed Peas and Celery
4 cups Snap Peas. , shelled
2 cups Celery. , washed, cut in pieces
pinch of Nutmeg. , salt and pepper to taste
1 cup thick white sauce
* (To make White Sauce: scald 1 pint of milk. Melt 1,2 or 3 tablespoons of butter, depending on desired consistency, in a saucepan. Add half a teaspoon of salt, and 1,2,or 4 tablespoons of flour, depending on desired consistency, and let cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Add the milk little by little, stirring gently until it boils. Let it boil for 3 minutes.)
1. Creamed Recipe, Boil peas in salted water for about 20 minutes.
2. Drain off water.
3. While peas are boiling, boil celery in salted water in another saucepan for about 15 minutes.
4. Drain off water.
5. During this time make the white sauce.
6. Add celery, peas and seasonings to the sauce.
7. Let simmer for 2 minutes.
8. Then serve.

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