Mom's Purple-Hull Peas

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"A wonderful side-dish for any southern-style-meal. Goes great with cornbread and fried pork chops!"

Ingredients 2 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 194 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 591 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the purple hull peas into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, add okra if using and boil for 2 minutes, stirring twice. Reduce heat to medium-low, add the bacon, sugar, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer until tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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Footnotes

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  • You can use dried peas for this recipe but will need to prepare them for cooking according to the package directions. Black-eyed peas can also be used if purple hull peas are not available.
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Mary Stephenson
6/11/2011

Just picked purple hulls are the best. If you live in the south you can get them at local farmers market, road side stand or friend/family garden. Fresh tender baby okra pods are best. I leave out the sugar, baking soda and sub ham for bacon. Occasionally add some chopped onion to pot and top with chopped fresh ripe tomatoes/green tomato relish. Server with hot, buttermilk cornbread(stone ground white cornmeal) and fried chicken or pork chops. Comfort food from childhood.

JudyJean
5/22/2012

I alternated by leaving out the sugar and waited until the last 10 minutes to add the okra. I like mine to still be whole and with a little firmness. The smaller the okra the better. Goes well with pork loin, pork chops and cornbread!

EVERCLIMBER
12/4/2011

Awesome flavor. Did not use okra, otherwise I followed the recipe. Fresh peas rule!