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Old 10-25-2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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Question How to cook Pink Eye Peas

I have a large quantity of Pink Eye Peas and do not know what the best "southern" recipe is for preparing them. does anyone have any ideas?

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Old 10-25-2008, 01:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC....I/We cook Pink-eyes at least once per week. As a youngster growing up on a large farming operation they were cooked daily! Most folks around my area boil/simmer the peas in salted water seasoned with various seasoning meats...Bacon being by far the most popular. Any other seasoning meats, Ham, Ham hocks, Smoked Neck bones, Pig tails. Salt Pork, Fat Back, Smokled Turkey legs etc. etc. etc. can be used...Good fresh or fresh frozen ones will cook in about 1-1.5 hours.

Quart of Peas
Cover well with water
Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer till done.
Season with 1/2-1 strip bacon
Salt to taste.

Ya gotta have cornbread to go with them.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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Thank you so much. I love pink eye peas and black eye peas but have never prepared them myself. I wanted to do it right and not guess. Thanks again.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:33 PM   #4
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Only thing Uncle Bob left out was the "mess-o'-greens" to go on the side ... collard, mustard, turnip, poke ...
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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I agree , just wonderful! Love the smoked neck bones! both for the peas and the greens.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:03 PM   #6
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Ok, I learned something new today. What, pray tell, are "Pink eye peas"? I've never heard of them (and I pride myself on knowing just about every type of food item on the planet, if not how to prepare it). Are they similar to black eyed peas?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:49 PM   #7
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Pink-Eye Purple Hull Peas get their name from the fact the pea hull is purplish in color when ready to pick, and the cream colored pea has a pink-eye. There are several varieties of pink-eyes. There are also numerous other varieties of Southern Cow peas. Pink-eye purple hull is one, as are black-eyed peas. In many respects they are very similar to black-eyes. One difference is taste/flavor with the black-eye being what some would call more "earthy" than the pink-eye which has a milder/delicate flavor.
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OIC. Thanks for the info. Looks like I may need to find a source and try them.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:46 AM   #9
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Look for the fresh ones in the spring and summer months....Anything canned or frozen in the grocery store doesn't come close to fresh....They can be "doctored' up to be passable however.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:28 PM   #10
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hey Uncle Bob, can you tell me what kind of eyed peas I have? I had some of these in the freezer for at least 15 years and planted them this year. I don't know what they are. My late FIL gave them to me, they were developed by a friend of his. Can you tell by the photos?

The pods turned purply when the peas matured, but they are kinda brown now.
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