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Mom's Purple-Hull Peas

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars
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"A wonderful side-dish for any southern-style-meal. Goes great with cornbread and fried pork chops!"
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Ingredients

2 h 10 m servings 194
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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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.

Footnotes

  • Cooks Note
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 194 calories; 9.2 20.3 8.3 13 526 Full nutrition

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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 w...

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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 o...

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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 o...

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 w...

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

I've had purple hull peas before and didn't like them. My in laws planted a huge garden this year and have a bumper crop of them. With much encouragement, I picked a mess and prepared them using...

Almost gave it four stars because I only put a teaspoon of sugar in them and they were plenty sweet enough. I didn't get to my greenhouse yesterday to pick my okra, so today they were 8 and 9 i...

I used fresh purple hull peas from my garden. I also use more sugar, like 1/8 cup. This is VERY good. I use Tony's more spice for the seasoning. At times, I use a drop or two of liquid smoke.

Used fresh purple hull peas bought at the farmers market. Followed the receipe exactly, except left out the okra - don't like slimy okra! Peas were fantastic and yummy! Served with cornbread, ...

Delicious without the okra! Don't know about with the okra.

These are good, but need much more salt. I used Splenda instead of sugar.