~^Angel's^~ Crowder Peas (from Fresh/Frozen)
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 30
  • Preparation Time: 7
  • 1 2/3 - 2c Fresh or Frozen Crowder Peas + appx 1 1/4c water- enough to cover
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika
  • 1/8 tsp Dry Parsley
  • *pinch of Dillweed
  • *1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Vinegar + more to taste (Red Wine, Cider, or White)
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1) In a medium sauce pan, over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and enough water to cover the peas. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 5-10 minutes.
  2. 2) Turn down heat and allow to simmer 20 minutes. A longer simmer will help soak in the flavors and a more flavorful juice! When done, peas should be firm, not "crunchy". Be certain not to overcook, or they will go to mush.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Serve with some Mild Banana Pepper Rings and/or a splash of their juice! Or for a little heat- a few Jalapeno Slices! Yum! * is optional Cooking Time: 14-16 Servings: 7 Preparation Time: 5 Ingredients 2 cans Crowder Peas (I usually find Bushes brand), UNdrained + (appx) 1/2 can water to cover 2 tsp Dry Chopped Onion Flakes 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt 1/2 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Black Pepper 1/2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar *Mild Banana Pepper Rings- for serving suggestion *Jalapeno Slices- for serving suggestion Directions 1) In a medium sauce pan, over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and enough water to cover the peas. Bring to a boil. 2) Turn down heat and allow to simmer 7-10 minutes. (A longer simmer will help soak in the flavors. If you are using frozen peas, be sure to simmer longer, until your peas are firm- not "crunchy", but not to overcook them to "mushy".) Serve with some Mild Banana Pepper Rings and/or a splash of their juice! Or for a little heat- a few Jalapeno Slices! Yum! I was never a fan of sweet peas, the hulls that came with black-eyed peas, or pinto beans much as a kid. However, every year Mom and Dad would make a garden, and the Crowder Peas were the only thing in a pod I didn't mind hulling. To me, their flavor is a cross between the black-eyed pea and pinto bean, but with the shape similar to a garbanzo bean. Now, I don't plant my own garden, but can occasionally still find either a frozen version or a canned version of these delicious legumes!