Fresh New Potatoes and Peas were a summer treat on the Iowa farm. My Mother would dig potatoes and shell peas from her large summer garden. I cannot verify the origin of this recipe but Mom always said it had Dutch or Pennsylvania Dutch roots.
While I do not grow potatoes in my garden, I prepared with red potatoes from the grocery store and peas from my CSA weekly bounty.
This recipe can easily be prepared with frozen peas as well. It’s a wonderful side dish with steak, hamburgers, or fish. My oldest daughter, Megan, suggested it would be great with a little Parmesan cheese. I’ll be trying that next time!
FRESH NEW POTATOES AND PEAS
1 1/2 quarts new potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups new peas, cook until done
1 cup sweet cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup grated carrots (optional)
salt and pepper
- Cover potatoes, peas, and carrots with water and cook until tender. Drain.
- Combine cream and flour until smooth. Add to potatoes and peas and add butter, salt and sugar.
- Cook and stir over medium-low heat until thickened.