Purple Hull or Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas with fresh okra, tomato and cornbread

Black Eyed Peas

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 lb. dried peas
  • 6 -8 cups water or broth
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. In a medium saucepan, add peas, water or broth to boil.
  2. Once boiling, turn heat to low, cover an simmer until peas are tender
  3. Add seasonings to taste

  • Best when served with homemade cornbread!
  • Collards, or any green can be added about mid-way through the cooking process
  • If you want a more complex dish, make Hoppin’ John: a combination of peas, rice and ham; usually cooked with chopped onion and bell pepper
  • Some make a “chow-chow”-like dish with the peas. Drain peas; allow to cool; add chopped onion, tomato, bell pepper and serve as a dipSmallLogo[1]

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