Monday, August 27, 2012

For my friends who love field is my recipe :) I am happy with a big bowl of these and a nice slice of cornbread! Reminds me of my Paw Paw.....he made the best field peas!

Field Peas with Snaps and Bacon

1 lb. fresh or frozen field peas with snaps

6 slices of very thick bacon, chopped

1 onion

2 cups water

1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

1 or 2 teaspoons Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning


In a heavy-duty pot, sauté the chopped bacon for about 8 minutes then add onion.  Sauté’ until the bacon becomes crispy.  Add the peas, water and seasonings and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, covered on very low for about 45 minutes or until the peas are tender.  Feel free to add more seasonings to your liking.  This is so good with a roast, rice & gravy and cornbread J  Enjoy!


  1. A LA girl myself....reminds me of home!! YUMMMM!! My paw paw made the best also and my mom!!

    1. Thanks, Kim! Isn't it funny how certain foods will bring us back to our childhood or remind us of a great family memory :)