PurpleHull Pea Festival Recipes

PurpleHull Peas Creole

2 pkgs. frozen purplehull peas
2 strips bacon
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
20 oz. can tomatoes
1 Tb. sugar
1 large bay leaf
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Fry bacon until crisp, remove from fat and
drain.  Brown the onion, green pepper, and
celery in fat; add crumbled bacon and tomatoes,
sugar, bay leaf, sweet basil, salt, and pepper.
Simmer for 5 minutes.  Add 2 packages purplehull
peas to the above without thawing.  Cook slowly
for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, adding water when
Above recipe from the Emerson, Arkansas
PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship
Rotary Tiller Race Web site:


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