Lady Peas With Salt Pork and Rice

Lady Peas With Salt Pork and Rice

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR
SERVINGS: 4

Recipe courtesy of Epicurious

Recipe courtesy of Epicurious

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 pounds salt pork, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 medium fresh onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 cups shelled fresh lady peas (about 4 lbs)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion greens
  • Accompaniment: rice

DIRECTIONS

  • Cut off and discard any skin from salt pork, then cut salt pork into 1/3-inch pieces. Cook in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until most of fat is rendered and porkk is golden and crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer pork with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  • Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon fat from saucepan, then cook onion in fat oer moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  • Stir in peas and water and simmer, uncovered, until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Stir in scallions and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve peas over rice and sprinkle with salt pork.
  • Enjoy!

Southern-Style Crowder Peas

Southern-Style Crowder Peas

TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR
SERVINGS: 8

Recipe courtesy of All Recipes

Recipe courtesy of All Recipes

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 small fresh onion, chopped
  • 1 small fresh green bell pepper, chopped
  • 16 ounces of fresh crowder peas
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 1 crushed bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt to taste
  • 2 sliced cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • Mix ham into the skillet. Adjust seasonings to taste. Continue cooking 5 minutes. Stir in fresh parsley just before serving.
  • Enjoy!