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Creamed Field Peas

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Tags: classics, comfort food, Country Cooking, Family Supper, southern, spring, summer, vegetarian

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  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 cups
  • 12 slices smoked bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Directions

In a large saucepan, bring peas and water to cover to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer until peas are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain.

In same saucepan, cook bacon and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and onion is translucent. Stir in cream, and cook until reduced by half.

Stir in peas, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until peas are well coated and mixture is thick, about 10 minutes.