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Field Peas Recipe

Recipe for Field Peas

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Beans, Country, Crowder Peas, Field Peas, Peas, Southern
Author Tera Bare


  • Country Ham 1/2 package
  • 1 bag of dried field beans
  • salt
  • water


  1. Sort through beans and remove any rocks that may have been picked up.
  2. Then you have two choices: either soak beans overnight or do a quick soak.
  3. For a quick soak, put beans in a pot and cover with tons of water.  Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.  Then let set for two hours.  For both ways, discard soaking water before cooking.
  4. Cook either on the stove or in a crock-pot.  Slice country ham into chunks; size doesn’t matter.  Add to beans and a couple of teaspoons of salt.  If doing stovetop cook at a simmer till beans are tender.  If using a crockpot, cook on high for about 6 hours.  Enjoy!