A little milder than the others, Hi Steve, I just posted on black-eyed peas, but I didn’t post a recipe as you did. Bring to a boil. This zesty … They keep it hanging in a cabinet inside their building and you just tell them about how much you’d like to purchase. It’s the same cut as a slab of bacon and has been cured but not smoked. I’ll be waiting to hear how they turn out for you. I used to love to shell field peas at my grandparent’s little farm in Starkville, MS. For a purely selfish reasons — we’re going to have peas at dinner! Discard it. Peas need to be fully cooked, but not mushy. My first time making field peas and they were delicious! Hi Robert, Guess I’ll have to be a Yankee then. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/hoppin-john-104452 December 27, 2020 at 4:31 am. You need enough water to cover the peas by about an inch so it will really depend on how many peas you are cooking as to how much water you’ll need. After about 25-35 minutes, take out a small spoonful of the peas and taste them for doneness. Using the right amount of liquid is essential. When done, remove the meat pieces from the pot but leave the grease. Here’s a quick and easy side dish that’s perfect for dinner through the week or…on Sunday. Too much dilutes the flavor and too little leaves them dry and crunchy. Thank you again for your visit and I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Hi Deb, I just responded to your post on the Chicken Salad. Fresh Field Beans: No presoak or prep is needed when using fresh field peas or beans. Every child should spend a little time at a farm. Cooking … MORE PEAS RECIPES Chances are you will have to find them in the frozen food section of your grocer at the present time. I read each and every comment posted and will try to reply to as many as I can. 1 cup dried Nash’s field peas 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup tahini 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1/2 teaspoons chili powder Dash cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce Dash salt. Aren’t peas just the best??!! Sauté onion in bacon drippings until tender. Add Salt, stir well and continue to cook if needed until done to taste. The video on that page also shows me making the peas in the Instant Pot, so that might be worth a watch also. Onions are sweated in the bacon fat, and the peas are added and simmered with chicken broth, a few pods of okra as a thickener, and a lone chile for heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes or until peas are tender. –Steve, UPDATE: Em, I just got this Email from Tony G. at the restaurant: Steve, we use a mix of Field Peas & Snaps from around the area that supply us year round even in winter months. In a large saucepan, bring peas and water to cover to a boil over high heat. -Steve, If you can find 6 week peas, try them. Thank you for the question. Add stock to cover by a depth of 1 inch. The brownish red skins of the field peas I grew up with provide a beautiful almost ruddy color to the rice, and their flavor is a bit sweeter and more nutty than that of black-eyed peas. Bring the water up to a low boil and then add the peas. Rinse the Spring Onion under cool running water. I was very thankful to receive them…especially since they were already shelled….and, I was eager to cook them up as soon as I could. Field Peas Recipe:  You’ll need these ingredients. Soak the field peas overnight. Conch peas are coming in right now in Florida and I just bought a pound shelled out this morning at a produce stand a couple of blocks away. The Southerners in the Cooking Light Test Kitchen love this dish. -Steve, Your email address will not be published. Field peas: one part tenacity, one part tasty. Slice the meat seasoning and place in a saucepot over medium heat. For an easy supper that you can depend on, we picked out some of our tried-and-true favorites that have gotten us through even the busiest of days. I am from Alabama, raised in Mississippi, and have lived in NC longer than both combined. Great recipe! http://www.Allens.com. Simmer field peas in water until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Thanks for sharing your recipes! If you're looking for a simple recipe to simplify your weeknight, you've come to the right place--easy dinners are our specialty. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. The field peas I used were a combination of organic dried Black-eyes, Victors, Chinese Reds, Red Rippers. Speaking of crowd pleasers, this is our #1 fan favorite green peas recipe! Enslaved Africans brought field peas from their homeland. I’d love to hear from you and hope you’ll take a moment or two to share a few comments while you’re here. NC seems to favor vinegar and hot sauce in the simplest of veggies. Use enough water/stock to cover the peas by a little. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. . Thank you for your comment. Add peas and onion mixture to Dutch oven with ham hocks; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to Medium and simmer for 30 minutes. Given those fraught origins, it’s hard to imagine how or why eating field peas came to be associated with good luck on New Year’s Day, but they are said to represent coins, just … It sure made me appreciate farmers, being a city boy. flour & stir for 5 min. I was very thankful to receive them…especially since they were already shelled….and, I was eager to cook them up as soon as I could. Sort through the peas, discarding any that are shriveled or discolored. Let them simmer until done. Wonderful taste. Sounds much like the way they were prepared when I was a child. Hi Steve, my family and I were dining at the Farmer’s Market Restaurant in Raleigh a couple of weekends ago, and I ordered the field peas. Everybody understands the stuggle of getting dinner on the table after a long day. So, grab some when you can and….Let’s Get Cooking! The only thing I can add to this is to ask if you’ve tried seasoning them with rosemary…totally makes the pea recipe come alive! Reduce heat, and simmer until peas are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. ★☆ Remove hocks; drain peas… Thank you for sharing your comments today. Thanks again for the recipe and any help you may provide in finding some of these gems closer to home. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe With such similar climates, it seems to me there would be but, as a resident of coastal Virginia, I haven’t been able to find field peas. Thank you again for stopping by and do visit with us as often as you can. Simmer for 15 minutes. (Smile) It just makes it all better, so I’ll have to stick with adding it. Field peas, fresh from the garden, are a great side dish to all types of meals. Then, remove the pieces of meat from the pot but, leave the grease in. Slice the onion in half and line up the pieces. Remove hocks; drain peas, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. (Soak black-eyed peas in cool water for at least 6 hours. Maybe that was why I started my nail biting in the first place, as a means to get out of shelling peas. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until peas are tender. -Steve. Hi Wyndham. Thank you for helping us spread the word about Taste of Southern. I can’t wait to give this a shot. Keywords: Fresh Field Peas Recipe, made from scratch, six week peas, easy, southern recipes, side meat. I am attaching the website below. Was checking to see if you cook them any differently from my mother, but it sounds about the same except for the sugar. Add 2 c. of chicken stock & bring to a boil. I hope to check out your site as well to see how many baskets “Granny” sold. I’m just glad I could get the recipe online for you. Add peas… By the time you read this, I’ll have a recipe posted for my Mama’s Buttermilk Biscuits. Yellow or white onions will work for this recipe. Drain and cook one hour or … -Steve. Chop the remaining pieces of meat and add them to your pot of peas. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. I was asked to do the recipe for the Our State Magazine website and had to wait awhile before I could post it here on Taste of Southern. Place water and ham hock in a medium sized sauce pot, over Medium-High heat on stove top. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Farmer’s Market Restaurant. I live closer to the Piedmont Triad market, so I need to check the supplies around there to see if there’s anything like the ones I had in Raleigh. Steve did you by chance notice a tiny now-run down little town called Cairo, Illinois, as you crossed the Ohio River into Kentucky??? I am so blessed to have experienced all this! It sounds like what you described but hey…I could be wrong. Are field peas and black-eyed peas the same? I found 1/2 t. pepper and 1/2 t. salt to be perfect. Yum! I would like to know if you are aware of any growers in Virginia. Taste the peas for doneness, they should be done but not mushy. I hope to try it soon. Thanks again for your comments and do visit with us often. Tags: field peas, made from scratch, onion, peas, side dishes, side meat, six week peas, spring onion, Steve Gordon, Taste of Southern. Bacon will work, bacon grease will work, salt pork and a few others will work. If by chance the water has cooked out of them, just add a little more to keep them slightly covered and let them cook. Just saying. Be Blessed!!! It’s going to start foaming up a bit and we’ll want to remove that. I added the full recipe card for Instant Pot peas on the black-eyed peas post! ★☆ I hope you’ll like it and give them a try. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes or until peas are tender. I’m just sorry you had to drive all the way to Wilmington, NC to find them. Add enough water to cover the peas by about 1 inch. I appreciate your visit and do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. I half a corn muffin and press it down into the turnip green juice. Cover the peas and reduce the heat to about medium-low. Be Blessed!!! water to a boil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat; simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. Fresh peas … Field peas are beans that are similar to blackeye peas, but a little firmer. Place dried field peas in a large pot. ★☆ ★☆ https://www.foodandlifepath.com/fresh-purple-hull-peas-instant-pot Place the slices in a sauce pot and turn the heat to about medium to let it cook down. I’ll try again in the next day or so. Then add the bacon and the onion and cook for about 3 minutes. Take your knife and slice the hard section away. Add 1lb of ham, ham hock, hambone, or sausage to pot. Be Blessed!!! Did you enjoy it? Add the salt pork, chopped onion, dried chili … We want to fry it down a bit to extract the flavors. Rinse and sort peas. You might also want to check out this site: Virginia Dept of Agriculture, I hope you can find some locally. I’ve rinsed it off under cool running water. Saw so many though along the way, can’t remember them all I’m afraid. If using fresh shelled peas, gently wash peas, removing any discolored or damaged peas. Just cut off a few small pieces of the side meat for the recipe. Being not a farmer and barely even calling myself a gardener, I have no clue what variety I was served. Add catsup, sliced onion, field peas and 1 cup water. Add 2 Tbsp. That’s straight from the Raleigh – State Farmers Market Restaurant. Linda says. Kids now days have no idea what they’re missing. The side meat has a skin that fries up hard. "This traditional way of cooking peas is so satisfying and healthy, it will most certainly become a favorite. Stir … I never was one that enjoyed trying to shell peas or butter beans. I never been into field peas , but the picture sequence….better than any professional site. I do hope you’ll visit with us often. Please let me know if you try the recipe. If she would like to try a good product, she can always look for Allens, that’s what we were raised on here in Eastern NC and if we were to ever run out, NO DOUBT I would use Allens. Green Pea Dip. What’s your favorite variety? Fry up the side meat until it’s golden brown. Got field peas in my csa box, made them using your recipe. Hi Brenda, Thank you for stopping by Taste of Southern. Smoked Ham Hocks or purchased smoked ham hocks. Add onion, garlic, green pepper, and celery and stir. Your email address will not be published. Sugar was mama’s secret ingredient in about all of her vegetables when she cooked them. This is natural with the fresh peas but we want to scoop it out. And, if you do go, be sure to have a meal at the Princess Anne County Grill while you’re there. Remove and chop ham from hock bones; discard bones. You can buy them frozen but there’s just something different about having them fresh in my opinion. Scoop off any foam that forms and discard it. Cook at medium heat until butter is melted and peas are heated through, about 5-7 minutes. Drop in about one teaspoon of sugar. In a colander, pick over the peas and discard any misshapen or discolored peas. Stir together peas, onions, carrot, celery, garlic, bay leaves, parsley, and salt in a medium saucepan. Smoky ham hocks enrich the broth, yielding a delicious pot of field peas. Cool huh? There are quite a few different varieties of field peas so I hope you find what you’re looking for. It uses pink-eyed peas, which are a local favorite, but feel free to use black-eyed peas instead. Of course, they can almost be a complete meal within themselves. Whip up a whole mess of Field Peas with Snaps—a favorite side on Southern tables. Some southerners right here in south Mississippi, add a bit of sugar to their vegetables! Please know that all of our comments are moderated and will not appear on our site until I’ve had the chance to read them and approve them. Rinse before using.) Thank you for the suggestion. They were the best thing I ordered that day. Vinegar BBQ sauce is a favorite in our area also. Mom as secret, or not. Looking for canned beans and peas recipes? I do hope the Field Peas turned out well for you. Many pictures and less writing…good for me. Meanwhile, sauté onion in hot drippings in a medium skillet over medium-high heat 6 minutes. Andouille sausage, quartered and chopped, 1 c. diced onion, 1/2 c. chopped green onion, 3/4 c. diced red bell pepper, 3/4 c. diced celery, & 1/4 c. minced garlic until vegetables are done. That is my home town from many years ago, and where I have memories of some of the BEST southern home cooking in the whole world, in my book! -Steve. It’s pretty much the way it was done many years ago. Smile. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it. I’m running a bit behind in my posts as I’ve been on several road trips in the last few days. The remaining hard pieces make a great snack to chew on while you work. Field peas, fresh from the garden, are a great side dish to all types of meals. Do you have an idea what they might have been? The peas went very well with my freshly sliced tomatoes. They definitely were not black-eyed peas or even the same size. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. . So, leave us a comment and then check back later to see our response. I sent the restaurant an Email to see if they would tell me but, thus far, they haven’t responded. Slice onion in half, line up pieces and finely chop or slice. https://www.deepsouthdish.com/2014/07/southern-field-peas-and-snaps.html Best to you!!!! Remove bacon, crumble and set aside to use as topping for peas. FPP News: June 1, 2016 | Front Porch Pickings. Thanks for posting this recipe! Hi Linda! Ours are ready to heat and serve right out of the can, just the way your family will like. My seasoning of choice for this dish is known as Side Meat. No horses at their farm (not enough room), but the bull was lots of fun once he got to know you. © Copyright 2021 Meredith Corporation. I know they are related but purple hulls have such a different flavor and I can eat them any day of the week. Enjoy! Thanks for this recipe. All will be a great side dish and all are prepared pretty much the same way. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Many recipes call for snaps to be included, and you may have seen the term “field peas and snaps.” Snaps are simply immature pods, and many cooks like to add them when cooking. https://www.southernliving.com/food/how-to/summer-fresh-field-peas-recipes -Steve, We got some in our last CSA box from Cullipher Farms which is in Pungo (Virginia Beach). I have yet to try crowder peas. I always bite my fingernails so I don’t usually have any to actually use in shelling peas and beans of any type. We both are blessed to have been able to experience such things. HOW TO COOK PURPLE HULL PEAS (FRESH OR FROZEN) Sweat the Onions – Add butter to a saucepan and melt it over medium-high heat. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Hi Beverly, I’m sorry but I don’t remember a town by that name. I actually crossed the Ohio River for the first time and spent all of 10 minutes in Chesapeake, Ohio before continuing on a trip to Louisville, Kentucky. Add peas and onion mixture to Dutch oven with ham hocks; bring to a simmer over medium heat. These were terrific! My brother and I really enjoyed the meal we had when we stopped by there. Serve with crusty bread and feta for the ultimate meal!" The only thing I did different was boil the peas in low sodium chicken broth, I’m not sure it made any difference it’s just how my momma always boils beans of any kind. ★☆. MyRecipes.com is part of the Allrecipes Food Group. Allrecipes has more than 3,070 trusted canned beans and peas recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips. 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