Southern-Style Crowder Peas

Southern-Style Crowder Peas

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Recipe by  GLOKEY

“Delicious seasoned peas cooked with onions, peppers, bacon, and ham. A New Orleans style dish. Serve over rice.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain and crumble. Mix onion and green bell pepper into the skillet, and cook until tender. Stir in peas and water. Season with garlic powder, thyme, bay leaf, and seasoned salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, until peas are tender.
  2. Mix ham into the skillet. Adjust seasonings to taste. Continue cooking 5 minutes. Stir in fresh parsley just before serving.

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Delicious! Got some Crowder Peas at our farmer's market and found this recipe. I had no bacon or ham (although both would be great in this recipe) so I used 1 tablespoon butter. No bell peppers, so I added an anaheim pepper, also from the market. Instead of garlic powder I used a fat garlic clove. And I didn't crush the bay leaf but put it in whole & removed it when ready to serve. Great recipe and great seasonings. Thanks GLOKEY--it was just what I needed!

Yorkie Mommy

Yorkie Mommy

Holy Moly! These were great! I have eaten crowder peas/purple hull peas forever but not like this. Didn't use the ham and didn't miss it. Used minced garlic and cooked my fresh peas for the first hour with a slice of uncooked bacon as instructed by my southern relatives. Saved in my recipes for use again and again. Thanks.



I am giving this 5 stars - because I do not want to ruin the rating - but I searched literally probably 40 stores by phone and in person and could not find crowder peas in my state (Utah). I bought all the ingredients and it was a tremendous let down. Anybody familiar with crowder peas - I would love a good substitue. I read you could use blackeyed peas but the flavor was much milder - which is kind of a letdown. I so want this to be authentic. Any ideas from any of you would be appreciated??

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 96 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 426 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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