Bacon will work, bacon grease will work, salt pork and a few others will work. Fresh vegetables just have a totally awesome different taste than those that are canned or frozen. -Steve. Fresh or frozen field peas can easily be substituted in recipes calling for rinsed and drained canned peas. Prepare dried peas by placing them in a large pot, covering them with water and boiling them for one minute. Kids now days have no idea what they’re missing. I’d love to hear from you and hope you’ll take a moment or two to share a few comments while you’re here. Maintain the boil for two minutes, remove, then turn off the heat. And, if you do go, be sure to have a meal at the Princess Anne County Grill while you’re there. Thank you for helping us spread the word about Taste of Southern. Cover tightly, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 40 minutes. Add about 2 cups of water to the sauce pot. Chop the meat pieces and add to the peas. I read each and every comment posted and will try to reply to as many as I can. Fill jars loosely with hot peas, and add cooking liquid. Thank you again for your visit and I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. This variety is known as a Six Week Pea but Field Peas come as Crowder Peas, Purple Hull Peas and some other varieties. I do appreciate your visit, and hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. They were smaller, reddish/maybe considered purple? If using fresh shelled peas, gently wash peas, removing any discolored or damaged peas. Set timer to Manual for 20 minutes; allow steam to release. -Steve. You need enough water to cover the peas by about an inch so it will really depend on how many peas you are cooking as to how much water you’ll need. See that little pop up box , you can leave me questions there and I will answer you by email. This is a … *Click for pressure cooker instructions. Take your knife and slice the hard section away. Place fresh peas, 2 ½ cups of water or broth and seasonings in instant pot. Of course, they can almost be a complete meal within themselves. Still to this day there are a couple restaurants there that can make your toes curl! Put 4 cups of fresh field peas in a pot and cover with 2 ½ cups chicken stock or water. I do hope the Field Peas turned out well for you. I was very thankful to receive them…especially since they were already shelled….and, I was eager to cook them up as soon as I could. Slice onion in half, line up pieces and finely chop or slice. Discard it. I hope to check out your site as well to see how many baskets “Granny” sold. Sort and wash peas; place in a medium saucepan. When ready to cook, adjust water level to just cover the beans. Bring the water up to a low boil and then add the peas. I’d love to find out so I can get my hands on some more. Cover and reduce heat to Medium-Low, let simmer for about 25-35 minutes. Vinegar BBQ sauce is a favorite in our area also. We want to fry it down a bit to extract the flavors. Great as a side, and a hearty enough mix to serve as the foundation of a recipe. -Steve, Your email address will not be published. Hi Em, Thank you for your comment. Keywords: Fresh Field Peas Recipe, made from scratch, six week peas, easy, southern recipes, side meat. They definitely were not black-eyed peas or even the same size. Place water and ham hock in a medium sized sauce pot, over Medium-High heat on stove top. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Farmer’s Market Restaurant. I do hope you’ll visit with us often. ★☆ Credit: I just happened to have a couple of Spring Onions on hand and wanted to use those. The only thing I did different was boil the peas in low sodium chicken broth, I’m not sure it made any difference it’s just how my momma always boils beans of any kind. Simply use 2 cups cooked and drained peas for 1 (15-oz.) Pick over the peas, rinse them, and place them in a large saucepan. 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