Purple Hull Peas a.k.a Fresh Blackeyes
I love my farmers market. I really, really do. It’s just a small little thing that operates 3 times a week during the prime growing season by our local farmers – but I always come out with way more than I ever did living in bigger towns. This is what I came out with in my last trip.
Little man was happy to sit & watch 🙂
After we shelled all those peas, I just plopped them into a Ziploc baggie until dinner. To cook them, I boiled them (in a covered saucepan) for about 15-20 minutes, drained the water off of them, & set them to the side.
Then, I diced up about 6 ounces of bacon & fried it in a pan for a few minutes. Then I added in 1 large diced onion into the yummy bacon grease & let it cook along with the bacon for about 5 minutes.
After that, I simply tossed the cooked peas into the bacon/onion mixture – gave it a good toss..and let it simmer for about 5-10 more minutes. Sprinkle on some salt & pepper, and you’re good to go.
I ate 3 helpings. Sure did. Now, my belly hurts. Oh well – it was worth it.