Purple Hull Peas (Storage + Cooking Tips)

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.


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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.