Peas and Pearl Onions
Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
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Serves: 8
This simple and delicious combination of peas and pearl onions is simple enough to serve on a work night, but it's fancy enough for a special occasion. Chef's Note: To make this recipe vegetarian, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth. A pinch of sugar added to the pan during cooking can help to bring out the sweetness of the peas.
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of pearl onions
  • 1 (16 ounce) package of frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pinch of sugar (optional)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Drop the un-peeled pearl onions into the boiling water and allow to boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the onions from the water and cool them with cold water.
  4. Carefully cut off the top and bottom end of the onions and pinch off the skins.
  5. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the chicken broth.
  6. Add peas, and onions to the pan and mix well.
  7. Sprinkle with dill weed, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  8. Add the optional sugar if you are using it.
  9. Cover the pan and allow the vegetables to steam for about 3 minutes over medium heat.
  10. Remove lid, and allow the liquid to reduce, carefully stirring the peas and onions occasionally.
  11. This takes about 2 or 3 minutes longer.
  12. Serve alongside your favorite entree.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at