New peas and potatoes was a standby at Grandma's house in the summer (and my dad's favorite). It was one of the first recipes I asked for, but Grandma said there wasn't really a recipe. All these year's she just kind of winged it. Tossing together simple ingredients for an incredible result. When I spotted some new potatoes at the store, I decided to give it a try.
New potatoes, as fresh as you can get 'em (a pound or so)
1 cup peas, shelled (again, preferably fresh)
1 tbs butter
1 cup milk
Boil potatoes for about 10 minutes. Add peas and boil about 8 more minutes, until potatoes are tender. Drain. Return to pot. Stir in butter, milk, and salt and pepper to taste.
There's a little magic in this dish. According to Grandma, new potatoes are extra starchy and that starch mixes with the milk to create the sauce.