Monday, August 15, 2016

Purple Hull Peas

I love Black-eyed peas. But when I can't get them, Purple Hull peas are a close second.

I bought some at the Farmer's Market I visited in Ennis. A few weeks later, friends gave me some from their garden. As they said, "maybe it will be enough for a mess." In Texas, a mess means enough for one meal. What a treat! It was best gift ever. 

I enjoyed shelling the peas, but they do stain your fingers a little. Well worth it though.

After shelling, I blanched some and put them in the freezer for another day. The other half, I cooked up with a little bacon, bacon fat, and salt for a few hours.

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