Mom's Purple

Purple hull peas are simmered with bacon until tender. This southern side dish is perfect with fried pork chops and cornbread.

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...


  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen purple hull peas
  • 8 ounces fresh okra (optional)
  • 4 ounces bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • salt and pepper to taste

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