Purple Hull Peas and Okra is simple a one-pot meal
made with peas, okra, smoked turkey necks, and a few spices.
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Purple Hull Peas are similar to black-eyed peas but stand in their own lane. In my opinion, they have more flavor and are creamier than black-eyed peas.
Have you ever had Purple Hull Peas? If not you are missing out and have to try them asap! This dish is simply frozen purple hull peas, frozen okra, a smoked turkey neck, onion, water, and spices.
No hulling peas and no chopping okra. That's why we are using frozen peas and okra. They are just as good as the fresh ones.
So lets get into it so I can show you how it's done!
Ingredients needed to make the peas:
- Bag of frozen purple hull peas
- Bag of frozen okra
- Seasoned salt
- Garlic salt
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
- Yellow onion
- Turkey neck
Steps to make the peas:
Fill a medium-sized pan almost to the top with water. Add the turkey neck and cook over medium heat for one hour.
After one hour, add the purple hull peas, onion, and seasonings. Cook for 30 minutes over medium heat. If needed, add additional water throughout the cooking process.
Add the okra and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes. Add one to two additional cups of water if needed. Remove from the heat and serve.
The turkey neck is optional, but in the south, if we make peas we're adding turkey necks, salt pork, or ham hocks.
The meats and the water the meat is cooked in enhance the flavor of the dish.
For those who aren't quite ready to take it that far, just leave the turkey neck out. The peas will still be good without it.
But sooner or later, your curiosity will get the best of you and I'm sure you will try it lol!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
The peas can be frozen in a ziplock bag or airtight container for up to three months.
The peas can be served as a side dish. They can also be served as a main dish with over white rice and with cornbread.
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- Fill a medium size pot almost to the top with water.
- Add turkey neck and cook over medium heat for one hour.
- After one hour, add purple hull peas, onion, and seasonings.
- Cook for 30 minutes over medium heat. Add additional water throughout the cooking process if needed.
- Add the okra and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes. Add one to two additional cups of water if needed.
- Remove from the heat and serve.