Emeril’s Au Gratin Sweet Peas

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Is it bad that I’m already thinking about Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is “my” family holiday — which means it’s my turn to have the whole fam over. So, I’m always on the lookout of Thanksgiving dinner contenders.  I came across this recipe for Au Gratin Sweet Peas in the pile.  It was waaaay down on the bottom.  Probably because I printed it out in 2000!  This was back when Emeril Lagasse was the big star Food Network.  Pre Rachel. Pre Paula.  Pre (dare I say it…) Ina.

My mom makes the best creamy peas.  You know, the ones with the little pearl onions in a cream sauce.  Soooo good!  I was curious to see if Emeril’s recipe was as good.

Is It a Keeper?

Well, Mom, if you’re reading this, there’s no reason to worry.  Emeril Lagasse’s recipe could not hold a candle to yours!  This recipe was pretty unimpressive.  It was goopy, not creamy.  It wasn’t appealing to look at (although, looking at this picture I realized I probably should have used white cheddar).  We managed to eat it for dinner, but I ended up tossing what was left.  I knew we wouldn’t be eating it.  So now, I’m wondering…why have I toted this recipe around for ELEVEN YEARS?!?!


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4 thoughts on “Emeril’s Au Gratin Sweet Peas”

  1. Oh no! So sorry it didn’t work out. I’ve only had two of his recipes….crab cakes (which are fabulous, but take about 3 days to make) and a breakfast casserole (also tasty but time-consuming)… But I am right there with you for already thinking about Turkey Day! I’ve never made Thanksgiving dinner before, and we’re gonna be on our own out on the West Coast this year (my family will be on the East Coast and his will be in the Midwest)…so I’m trying to compile all the family faves too!

  2. Oh no! I so thought it was going to be great but I hate to say I’ve struggled with having his recipes work out too.


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