11 Jul Purple Hull Peas (Storage + Cooking Tips)
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.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 TBS Dried or Fresh Parsley
1 cup purple hull peas
Salt & Pepper to taste
*Serve with a side of pita chips, crackers or veggies!* *High powered blender or food processor and griddle
Total Time: 50 minutes
Total Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Cook Time: 40-45 minutes (slow cooking the peas)
Step 1) Boil a few cups of water in a saucepan. You’ll need enough water to cover your peas. Add in salt and pepper here. Add your peas to the boiling water and lower the heat to simmer. You’ll want to simmer them for about 45 minutes or until tender.
Step 2) Drain your peas and add them to the blender.
Step 3) Charbroil your lemons by cutting them in half and sitting them on a griddle for about 5 minutes. You don’t have to do this step, totally optional! The flavor is just a tiny bit smokey which is delicious here, but not 100% necessary. Make it your own!
Step 4) Combine your peas in the blender with your parsley and your squeezed lemon juice. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Step 5) Serve and Enjoy! This dip is delicious with pita chips, crackers or chips!
Now how easy was that? Super simple, right?
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.