Creamed Peas on Toast

READY IN: 30minsYIELD: 4 Slices

INGREDIENTS

  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • 2tablespoonsflour
  • 1cupmilk, heated close to scalding
  • 2cups fresh peas, rinsed and drained
  • 4slices toasted bread
  • DIRECTIONS

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour to make a roux.
  • Be sure to stir consistently until the mixture bubbles, which should take about two minutes, being careful not to let it burn.
  • Next add the hot milk, again stirring as the sauce thickens.
  • Allow this to be brought to a boil, then add salt and pepper to your preference.
  • Lower the heat and continue stirring for two to three more minutes.
  • Add peas and cover. You can also add protein, like hot dogs or tuna — whatever you have on hand.
  • Let simmer for 5-10 minutes, then serve on toasted bread.
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