Creamed Peas in Onions on the Half Shell
6 medium size onions, peeled
6 cups boiling water
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup milk
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas, lightly steamed
Cook onions uncovered in boiling water to which 1-1/2 teaspoons of salt has been added for 30 minutes, or until almost tender. Drain and cut in half from top to bottom. Take out the inner most layers leaving the 2-3 outside layers to form a cup.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place onion cups in baking dish with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until lightly browned, basting frequently with melted butter.
Meanwhile, melt remaining tablespoon butter in saucepan. Blend in flour, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Slowly stir in milk. Bring to a boil for two 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add peas until heated thoroughly. To serve, fill onion cups with creamed peas. Makes 6-12 servings.
Recipe and image provided by the National Onion Association