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purple hull peas?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ninjapoodles, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I don't know what possessed me, other than the fact that my daughter liked the look of them, but I bought a mess of purple-hull peas at the farmers' market today, and I'm shelling them now, with ZERO idea of what to do with them. I've never cooked black-eyed peas, either, so all the people telling me to "cook them just like you would black-eyed peas" did not help! [​IMG]

    Any ideas to make them tasty?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wash them, look them, set them to slow boil with a piece of bacon. serve them with fresh tomatoes, corn on the cob and corn bread with butter! Good eating!
     
  3. Weewanona

    Weewanona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why are you shelling? Snap the ends off and steam them.

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  4. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    We can eat the whole thing? My mom told me to shell them, and the people I got 'em from said to, as well! Well, I'll be.

    I have a freaking ton of these things. Should I maybe shell some, and keep some in the pod to cook tonight?

    Miss Prissy, what is that 2nd step there in your instructions?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can only snap the very youngest and smallest. you have to shell purple hulls.

    "look them" - take a a small hand full and roll them over 'looking' for bug bites or bad spots.
     
  6. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    OK, now I've found several recipes for making jelly from the hulls! Has anyone ever done that?
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My great aunts used to make jelly with them.
     
  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    Purple hull peas are the best. Make cornbread with butter.
     
  9. After you enjoy the peas for dinner, feed the hulls to your chickens, they will love them marrie
     
  10. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    DEFINITELY cornbread! Maybe I will make some Hoppin' John!

    And I was wondering if the chickens would eat these tough old things (the hulls).
     

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