Originally Posted by BreezyCooking
Not to step on Erinny's toes, but around here I believe "crowder peas" are the same as "black-eyed peas".
No, they are a different critter. Although though they are classified as a field pea, like black-eyes, cream peas, pink-eye purple hulled and several others, the round brown peas, cooked with bacon or ham and onions, just like ham beans, are wonderfully hearty and meaty. They have their own taste, which is nothing like black-eye peas, IMHO.
Ya gotta have cornbread with'em!