Peas with Water Chestnuts

Source: Mildred Smith (1974)
Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 25 minutesTotal time: 45 minutes


2 pk
frozen peas (10-oz)
2 T
butter (or margarine)
1 cn
button mushrooms (6-oz, drained)
1 cn
water chestnuts (8 1/2-oz, drained, thinly sliced)
1 c
green onions (cut in 1-inch pieces)
3⁄4 t
1⁄4 t
1 cn
chicken broth
2 T
1 t
1⁄8 t
garlic salt
1⁄8 t


In saucepan, break up frozen peas. Add buffer, mushrooms, water chestnuts, green onions, ginger, nutmeg and all but 1/4 cup chicken broth. Cover and simmer over low heat 6 to 8 minutes. In a cup, blend cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth. Stir until smooth. Stir into peas. Cook slowly, stirring constantly until liquid thickens and boils. Add salt, garlic salt and pepper. Simmer 2 or 3 minutes more. Serves 6 to 8.