Sweet Peas au Gratin

Total Time:
32 min
Prep:
12 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup minced onions
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups sweet green peas, blanched
  • 1/2 cup fine dried bread crumbs
  • Essence, recipe follows
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • For Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8 cup oval gratin dish with 1 teaspoon of the butter.

  • In a large saute pan, over medium heat, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of the butter Add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the milk and bring to a simmer. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Add the peas and mix thoroughly.

  • Pour into the prepared pan. Season the bread crumbs with Essence. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the peas. Top with the grated cheese.

  • Place in the oven and cook until the peas are bubbly and the top is golden, about 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Spoon onto serving plates and serve.

For Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

  • Yield: 2/3 cup


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