Southern Field Peas and Okra
The crown jewel of Southern summer vegetables. A simple recipe for a delicious dish.
- 1 quart shelled Zipper peas or your favorite variety
- 2 tablespoon bacon drippings
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup whole okra pods
Place peas in a medium sized pot and cover them with water. Add bacon dripping, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on medium to medium low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until cooked to your taste preference. Taste several time while cooking and adjust for seasonings. Add more water if needed.
During the last 15 minutes of cooking, add okra pods to the top of the peas. Cover and cook an additional 15 minutes.
Serve with cornbread.