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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!"

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Directions

  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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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 2 hrs
  • READY IN 2 hrs 10 mins

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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 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.

 

11 Ratings

Dec 04, 2011

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

 
Jul 10, 2012

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.

 
Jun 15, 2011

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

 
Sep 11, 2012

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

 
Jul 27, 2014

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 inches long. They grow so fast here that they were still tender and flavorful so I used them. This is my new favorite side dish. My 96 year old father who compares all my cooking to his mom's said, "Hey, these are really good." and came back for seconds. That's like winning the Pillsbury Cook-off.

 
Jan 01, 2014

I didn't have any okra, and the only changes I made was doubling the sugar and soda. Can you say DEE-LISH-US! A very fresh tasting, slightly sweet dish that melted in our mouths.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 591 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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