Creamed peas with crispy fried shallots

Creamed Peas with Fried Shallots

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

Creamed Peas are a classic side dish recipe! We’ve kicked up these creamy peas with homemade, crispy fried shallots that add an addicting crunch!



  • 3 shallots, peeled and sliced into rings
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 24 ounce package frozen peas
  • 1 (5.2 ounce) package Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (see note*)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying


  1. Add the sliced shallots to a bowl with 1/2 cup of the cream. Let the shallots soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and cayenne pepper to a bowl. Season the flour generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the oil to a skillet over medium heat, you want enough oil to totally coat the bottom of the skillet. Drain the shallots from the cream and dust in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess. Once the oil is hot, add the shallots and fry until brown and crispy, just about 2 minutes on each side. Remove the fried shallots to a paper towel lined plate and season with salt.
  4. Start a pot of water to boil for the peas. Once the water is boiling, add a couple of tablespoons of salt to season the water and then pour in the frozen peas. Bring the water back to a boil and cook the peas for 7-8 minutes until tender.
  5. Drain the peas and return them back to the pot over low heat. Add the Boursin cheese and stir into the peas until it’s melted. Next add the parmesan cheese, the remaining 1/2 cup of the cream and fresh nutmeg. Stir to combine and heat until warmed through.
  6. Serve the peas in a casserole dish with the fried shallots on top for garnish.

Recipe Notes

If using pre-grated nutmeg then only use 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon.

You can keep these peas warm on the stove, covered until ready to serve!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American