… Many of us have some stories we can tell you about picking those same peas. Bring the peas back up to a full rolling boil, adjusting heat as needed. My fingers tightened and hurt, but I kept at it. Reduce the heat to about medium and let the meat simmer for 30 minutes. Add black-eyed peas, green onion, and … I had been planning to do this recipe and I wanted fresh peas. Peas should be a bit firm and not mushy. I LOVE southern peas. We love company and we're mighty happy you joined us. Stir together peas and salt in a medium saucepan. Syrup and Biscuits is a Southern food blog that champions the best the South has to offer: simple food with modern and vintage recipes, beloved traditions, a focus on family and bountiful gratitude for many blessings. Add the water, okra, chile, and the broth mixture, bring to a simmer over … I’m Jackie Garvin, the personality behind the blog. Cover and cook on medium to medium low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until cooked to your taste preference. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until puffed and golden. Getting some good Southern peas would be a bonus for you. I’m using side meat here. Try looking in Georgia. For the record, I still don’t like to shell peas. I will not admit here just how long it took me to shell them all, but I did indeed shell each and every last one of them. That saves southern pea lovers a whole lot of time and effort. The crown jewel of Southern summer vegetables. Stir in field peas, and return to a boil. Bring to a boil over med-high heat. (See notes.) Before I knew it, that box was sitting in the back seat of my pickup. ANYWAY… I want to know WHERE can I get some good southern peas now, cause I live in Winston-Salem, NC?? Remember, we’re  sitting on  the porch…..in the summer….in the Deep South. It will be worth the trip. Subscribe to get the scoop on all the latest juicy bits. Cover and cook on medium to medium low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until cooked to your taste preference. Crecipe.com deliver fine selection of quality Slow-cooker pork chops and field peas recipes equipped with ratings, reviews and mixing tips. I love okra anyway you throw it at me. THANKS! Some of the varieties take a long time to cook. Bambi, We’d love to have you visit. You may prefer yours a bit thinner. 🙂. Hi Bambi. I never heard of the sugar thing either till I came across a few recipes that call for 2 tsp sugar in 1 1/2 lbs of peas, and 1/8 tsp baking soda. I have been searching the internet to see if any markets sell them up here. But we have them here in north Florida! Required fields are marked *. We buy them in the shells because the downside to pea shellers is that you don’t get snaps which are immature pea pods that are snapped instead of shelled. It’s amazing how much flavor we get from snaps plus the okra. I see that you started off the meat prior to adding the peas. Optional: add ham hock if using for more flavor. I was never a fan of okra, so maybe that’s why I don’t have as many memories of this as he does. Sauté andouille in a Dutch oven over medium heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned. To begin, place about 6 cups of water in a medium sized sauce pot and add the seasoning meat of choice. I’ve written before about how our family sold produce from our own stand in my younger days and my older brother has plenty of stories of his own about selling fresh vegetables from the garden. These are true acre peas. of sugar is needed for all vegetables but I am old enough now that I have to use olive oil and splenda but it is still g ood. I shelled with a vicious passion. Instead of boiling the cut okra, roast it for about 15 minutes at 450 F. To peel tomatoes easily, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. You can buy bags of shelled peas at stores and all you have to do is cook them. Click here to find more of his recipes. Like black eyes but light green color. Step 2 Add field peas and water to cover 1 inch above peas; bring to a boil. Any kid in my generation and before who grew up in the South, has memories and stories of shelling peas on the porch. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. I’m Jackie Garvin, the personality behind the blog. Many times throughout those  hours of shelling, I thought back on how many Mama and Daddy must have shelled over their lifetime. To cook the crowder peas: Put the crowder peas in a pot and cover with chicken broth. ), rinsed During the last 15 minutes of cooking, add okra pods to the top of the peas. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cover the sauce pot once again, and let everything simmer for about 15-20 more minutes, or until the peas are tender. My older brother calls the dish below one of his favorite family dishes, but I think Mama must have cooked it more in his youth than in mine. Taste several time while cooking and adjust for seasonings. Love okra on the top. I’ve always been guilty of biting my fingernails, so I never had long. « Creamsicle-Inspired Ice Cream Layer Cake. This garden is small but it produces a lot of both vegetables. Learn how to cook great Slow-cooker pork chops and field peas . Depending on what you used for seasoning meat in the beginning, you may not need to add much more. I do hope you’ll try this recipe. I’ve heard from some cooks who feel that all vegetables benefit from a tad of sugar. Syrup and Biscuits - Jackie Garvin's Southern food blog, Southern food, simple life, sweet memories, Home » Meals » Sides » Southern Field Peas and Okra, August 27, 2016 by Jackie Garvin 24 Comments. But no luck so far! Alright then… let’s get cooking. There are several different varieties and they all have interesting names: Conch, Lady Finger, Cream 40, Pink Eye, Purple Hull, Creamer…to name a few. Copyright © 2020 syrupandbiscuits.com. It just makes the final dish look better to skim it off. But I won’t bore you with that. Cover and cook an additional 15 minutes. Blackeyes with mostly snaps are my absolute favorite. Sep 16, 2016 - Southern Field Peas and Okra. When you buy by The bushel it’s cheaper. Once it starts to boil, you’ll probably see some foam forming across the top. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. These peas look just like the peas my granny grew in her garden. Those little snaps add a lot of flavor to the shelled peas. Cover them with water, add your seasonings and let them cook away. We love company and we're mighty happy you joined us. I live in Deltona Florida could you tell me the closest farm stand that I can find white acre peas please. COME AND GET IT! The veggie gets roasted to deepen its flavor and blended with juicy whole tomatoes and black-eyed peas to create a very cozy, Southern-rooted one-pan meal. I would suggest frozen over the canned variety, but use what you can find, and let me know what you think. You better find you a comfortable place to “si’ down” because you’re gonna be there for a while. He had churches in Coffee Springs, Slocum when I was a baby…then we moved to GENEVA when I was 3.. Bacon grease? You’ve got to get your seasoning right. As you shell them, you always leave out a “mess” to cook for your supper that night. Food blogger Steve Gordon offers up a labor of love with this dish that uses freshly shelled peas and okra. Syrup and Biscuits is a Southern food blog that champions the best the South has to offer: simple food with modern and vintage recipes, beloved traditions, a focus on family and bountiful gratitude for many blessings. My cousin said you had to ad some sugar when cooking conch peas, have you heard of that? © Our State Magazine 2020, All rights reserved. I never thought to give them a "head start". It’s great to hear from you. That is why l love your recipes. We love them more than we love our luggage. In this new twist on the seasonal side, she simply warms the tender field peas in chicken stock and butter. Dear Steve, l love field peas and okra. Place the purple hull peas into a large pot and cover with water. I’ll try to remember next year to ask if they could ship some to you. With fresh peas in the freezer, I finally had the chance to cook up a big old pot of my own. Being born and raised in Alabama and entrenched in southernism was a gift. Reduce the heat back down to medium to let the beans simmer. Add field peas … Stir gently. Grab your citronella candle, too, while you’re at it. The oppressive heat and humidity makes us wonder if we’re going to make it out alive. Using a spoon, skim off any foam and discard it. Place this over medium-high heat on your stove top and bring to a boil. You’ll be sitting in that same chair on the same porch at dusk when the  mosquitoes come out and try their dead level best to take you off somewhere. The thing that really piqued my interest was the way they had built trellises for the field peas. You can certainly use frozen field peas if need be. The only way you’re going to find that out is to cook a pot and see for yourself. I have no earthly idea the whereabouts of mosquitoes’ journeys and where folks think they might be trying to take you, but, someone has an idea about it, apparently. They are sooo good! Rinse and sort peas. I’ve never put sugar in field peas. Taste several time while cooking and adjust for seasonings. If your liquid is getting a bit thicker than you’d prefer, add a little warm water. I never add sugar to any of my Southern peas. Do you know what variety of peas she could okey? My grandmother always said a Tbs. I actually like the taste of Ladyfinger better than conch peas but we can’t get them where we live. Good appetite! If you avoid okra because of its sliminess, there are a few ways to reduce that unpleasant texture. Add a tablespoon or so of peanut oil (or any oil that can handle high heat) into a seriously hot pan. © Syrup and Biscuits by Jackie Garvin2011 -2019 It is just some type of protein in the food and it will not harm anything should you decide not to remove it. I just want to say THANK YOU so MUCH for posting your recipes and for sharing them!! If you are fortunate  to have a large enough piece of property to grow your own, you are truly blessed. Yum! If your liquid is getting … By the way I love your blog too!! Southern peas are very easy to cook. I’m surprised you can’t find these in NC. In regards to those already shelled, they should smell and appear fresh. Leftover liquid is known as “potlikker” and goes great with some crumbled up cornbread mixed in. So how did she flavor them. Well I fancy myself a good southern cook and I’m sure I’m cooking them long enough. And, to honor my older brother, I added a few pods of okra to them. Put peas in water or broth, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium. Add the Sugar, and stir well. Am I never going to taste that flavor again ? Bacon grease is a good guess. Reduce heat to medium, and partially cover. ❤️, Yes! Add bacon dripping, salt and pepper. Place peas in a medium sized pot and cover them with water. What do you call these peas? Place in a kettle ... bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Remove from pan and set aside. I think I read on your website that you are from Geneva, AL. This country recipe combines black-eyed peas and okra for a down-home country taste. It would be great to get some of those peas. We just have to stop anytime we see a produce stand – it’s in our blood. We wait all year long for the Southern Field Peas to “come in”. How to Cook Field Peas. After the seasoning meat has simmered add the field peas and snaps to the sauce pot. After Geneva, we moved to Goodman (10 miles west of Enterprise and he pastored at Goodman Baptist Church. Published at 08/03/2018 In Category Field peas, Okra, potatoes, Recipes, Tomatoes Tags: corn, field peas, okra, tomatoes David Larkworthy demoed this recipe at the Morningside Farmers Market in 2010 and I still remember it every year when okra arrives in season. He operates a Southern recipe blog, tasteofsouthern.com. Shelling peas is a summer ritual. That would be a great side business for you…to figure out how you could freeze those southern Lady peas…and send them mail order!! Yes, you can add a buttery, crunchy topping to your sweet potato pie. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. I think the sugar helps balance them out. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until peas are tender but not overcooked. This recipe takes a new look at okra in the form of a sheet pan dinner. I suggest you call around to some farmer markets and make a trip south to buy a few bushels to put in the freezer. Because of this, I prefer to cook the seasoning meat a little by itself at first, and then add the beans. I’m Jackie Garvin, the personality behind the blog. Wash peas thoroughly. Gordon is an award-winning food preservationist and fisherman based in Sanford. Thanks for all the great recipes! With a flexible spatula, remove strata to, Growing up, I absolutely hated it when Mama or Daddy called on me to help shell beans. That is the most important part about cooking peas that taste good. You can read more of his writing and step-by-step recipes at tasteofsouthern.com. The crown jewel of Southern summer vegetables. Recipe of Field Peas with Okra and Andouille Sausage food with ingredients, steps to cook and reviews and rating. Lemon juice, fresh herbs, and just a teaspoon of salt add to the light nature of the dish. The peas in the picture are Zipper peas and they need to cook about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Stir it all together. Simmer over low heat for 2 1/2 hours or until peas are tender. Serve warm and Enjoy. Ready to get in the kitchen? My last bag is going to be for Thanksgiving. I bet your grandmother was a fantastic cook. A simple recipe for a delicious dish. Add bacon dripping, salt and pepper. We are going for a sear, people. After that we moved to my Mom’s old home place in Thomasville, NC. Ladyfinger peas are smaller. Serve it all with a couple of slices of fresh tomatoes, and maybe some baked sweet potatoes or roasted corn on the cob. Add accordingly and to your personal taste. They are truly a very magnificent thing. Shelled peas are $4/lb at my farmer’s market so I’m dubious to try it. Place peas in a medium bowl, toss with lemon-herb vinaigrette. Steve Gordon is a writer, recipe tester, and lover of all things Southern. I have some relatives I could visit sometime downthere,. Filed Under: Sides Tagged With: bacon, field peas, okra, southern, summer, vegetable, zippers. I did achieve a bit of satisfaction from completing the entire box of them though. At the Madison, Put ramekins on a baking sheet. Your email address will not be published. Pick over the peas, rinse them, and place them in a large saucepan. Taste them for seasoning as you go along. My husband and I want to plant some. It gave me an identity. As miserable and grumpy as we get about the weather, summer is the season for some of our best fruits and vegetables. I always love it when home folks reach out to me. Peas should be a bit firm and not mushy. I was, and I am, blessed. This guide to cooking roast beef will help you create a flavorful, moist, and tender roast. Where’s the smoky in that? Conch peas grow well here. We’re not saying you should throw Grandma’s method out the window, but next time you’re looking up how to cook field peas, set down the recipe card, and try Ivy’s technique. I’ll have to bring a big cooler…and load it up!! Add in your fat (bacon grease or salt pork or ham base) and the dried thyme. I have been pinning your recipes on Pinterest and copying some from your website Syrup N Biscuits. 😉. About 15 minutes before they’re done, I lay some whole okra pods on the top of the peas. I grew up with these. I live in Lake City Fl, and our local market has fresh acre peas every year, around May. Add onion; cook, stirring, 3 to 5 minutes. Add more water if needed. Thanking you in advance. The next time you're at the market, go survivalist and buy as many field peas … I wonder if you’re cooking them long enough. Add tomatoes seed side down, and cook until lightly charred, about 2 minutes. Add more water if needed. Saute yellow onion and garlic in bacon drippings until soft. I miss those southern peas and corn SO MUCH!! In fact, we recommend it. My husband, God love his sweet pea-shelling heart, is a master sheller. Cover, reduce heat to … Put the peas in a pot and cover with water or stock. I add sugar to greens and rutabegas, though. Unfortunately she and all the elders in my family have passed, I am the oldest & trying to remember & learn everything to pass on. of bacon fat and a tsp. Bring to a boil over high heat, add okra if using and boil for 2 minutes, stirring twice. I’ve  heard that colloquialism all my life, “The mosquitoes are ’bout to take me off.”. Add the broth, stir, and remove from the heat. HA! I think they were $8 a bag when I bought them, last summer, up I did not care ! I think Mama would have been proud of my efforts. I suggest you do this soon or early summer next year because they go really fast and pea season is only for short season. Stir gently. 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