Mom’s Easy Purple Hull Peas

purple hull peas

  • 1 pound frozen purple hull peas                            2 teaspoons sugar
  • 5 ounces fresh okra (optional)                               1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-1/2 ounces bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces      salt/pepper to taste


NOTE: Recipe directions are for the original serving size of 4.

  1. Place the purple hull peas into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, add okra if using and boil for 2 minutes, stirring twice. Reduce heat to medium-low, add the bacon, sugar, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer until tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

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