Purple Hull Peas (Storage + Cooking Tips)

Purple Hull Peas (Storage + Cooking Tips)

Storage

Store purple hull peas in the coldest part of your refrigerator for up to a few days, but keep in mind they will have the best flavor and texture the earlier they are eaten.

To cook purple hull peas, add to a large pot with enough water to cover by 1-2 inches. Add salt and pepper or other flavorings (traditionally bacon or ham hock), then simmer for 45 minutes or until cooked to desired tenderness.

Recipes

Mom’s Purple Hull Peas

Heart Healthy Purple Hull Peas

Purple Hull Peas and Spicy Sausage

Purple Hull Pea Salad

Preservation

To freeze purple hull peas, blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes, then immediately place in a bowl of ice water. Drain and transfer to a freezer-safe airtight container for freezing.