The creamed peas recipe by Patrick and Gina Neely on the Food Network website is a good recipe for creamed peas. The dish yields four to six servings.
To prepare the recipe, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Dice one half of a small onion and two garlic cloves and add them to the butter once it is melted and foamy, along with a pinch of red pepper flakes. Sauté the mixture for two to three minutes or until the garlic and onions are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste and pour in 1/2 cup heavy cream, stirring the mixture for one minute. Add a 1-pound bag of frozen peas and 1 tablespoon of sliced fresh mint. Simmer the mixture until the peas turn green and the whole dish is thoroughly warmed, approximately five minutes.
Reviewers recommend adding a little flour to the butter mixture or adding some cornstarch mixed with water to help the dish to thicken. Consider adding bacon bits, pearl onions, chicken broth or chopped mushrooms for a tasty variation, and serve the peas alongside rice or Southern favorites such as fried chicken. If you don't have fresh mint on hand, dried mint works in a pinch.