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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cream 40 White Peas


Cream 40 White Peas

We dearly love our fresh vegetables in the summertime.  We always try to get the first pickings from our local produce stand, Wells Produce.  I usually take a week's vacation the end of May or first of June.  I have a sweet memory of my mother-in-law.  She would always get her hair fixed on Friday.  She would then go by the produce stand and check to see if the peas or butterbeans had been picked.  If she liked what she saw, she would get a couple of hampers.  She would see us sitting on our porch as she came by and stop to show us her peas or butterbeans.  She would tell us that we needed to get over there and get our peas or butterbeans before they were all gone.  She wanted us to have the best, too.  Peas, fried cornbread, and sweet tea.  So good!

When I am ready to cook a pint of peas, I remove a bag from the freezer.  I place the frozen peas that I have removed from the bag into a boiler and then fill the boiler half full of water.  I add a tsp. of salt and 2 Tbsp. of Mazola corn oil.  I bring the peas to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium and cover with a lid.  I cook the peas for 40 min.  They are just done and not overcooked.  

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