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Baked Le Sueur Peas

Subject: Baked LeSuer Peas....lost
From: Marilyn
Date: 5/28/2020, 7:55 AM

On 5/27/2020 8:14 PM, Marilyn wrote:

Hi Phaed.
Haven't sought your help in a while now, but.......I've lost a recipe I saw "somewhere"  
(I know, not helpful)   for Baked LeSuer Peas.   I can't contribute much to the search, 
I'm sorry.  I saved it, meant to make it soon, know, life intervenes !  
Even their (LeSuer's) website offers nothing at all constructive.   Just hoping one of 
your following, who tunes in from time to time, as I do, has collected this.  So if you 
can help, I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Marilyn

Hi Marilyn,

Well, I searched the web, but I cannot find anything at all called "Baked Le Sueur Peas" (This is the correct spelling from the can). There are, however, several recipes for "English pea casserole" and similar names, such as the one below. Are you for certain that the name of the dish was "Baked Le Sueur Peas"? I know that you don't recall exactly where you saw the recipe, but it WAS a website?  Can you recall what sort of website? Can you recall any other ingredients? Did it have cheese? Onions? Any additional information would be helpful to me or to my readers.


English Pea Casserole Recipe

1 (14-16 Ounce) can LeSueur peas, drained
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
16 Ritz crackers, crumbled
1 c. grated cheese

Drain peas; place in 1-quart casserole dish. Arrange eggs over peas. 
Spread mushroom soup over eggs. Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese, then crackers 
and remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.

Thanks so much.  I don't think this is the one but this sounds good enough to try!
I don't think the one I wanted came from the internet at all, I think it probably 
came from an old cookbook;   I just can't keep all I read & so end up giving them 
away.  The local Humane Society loves me, but, as now, sometimes I outsmart myself 
I think I recall that the peas were tossed in a mixture of ingredients that made me 
think a bit of the old butter beans in a sort of sweet bbq sauce.........but that's 
NOT what it was, because I have my aunt's old bean recipe & I would have recognized 
it.  It wasn't sweet, I think it was more savoury.
Wish I could remember more.   If you will publish the request, maybe it will show up.  
And if it does, I'll see it, because I check out your site all the time.
Thank you again, you're the best, all two of you.    Marilyn

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 10:53 AM wrote:

Hi Marilyn,

I will publish it, but it may be up to two weeks from now - a lot of posts ahead of it.

You haven't said - are you sure the name of the dish was "Baked Le Sueur Peas", or could it have been called a casserole?


Yes, that's it. 

Hi Marilyn,

One of my readers sent this recipe in response the post. It's probably not the one you want, but I thought I'd send it anyway.


Sweet Pea Casserole


1/4 cup butter 
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup milk 
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cans (15 oz each) LeSueur® very young small early peas, drained or 2 (12_oz. bags
 frozen early peas
1 can (2.8 oz) french fried onion rings

Heat oven to 350° F. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and 
garlic, cook 2 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in flour, salt, pepper; cook 
stirring constantly, 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk and cream; cook stirring constantly 
4 to 5 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Add peas; stir gently to combine.Spoon mixture 
into 8 inch square baking dish. Bake 20 minutes. Top with french fried onions; bake an 
additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately
This recipe comes from Betty Crocker online.
Thanks for publishing the request.
I have remembered that bacon figured in it somewhere, & I'm sure that flour did not.  
Perhaps a cream soup, not sure, but I do use those often since age decrees I stand up less!
but I am sure that the sauce, whatever it was, wasn't made completely like a white sauce.   
Maybe somebody will come up with something else that will, if nothing else, jog my memory.
Thanks again.  Marilyn

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