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Southern Field Peas and Okra. This variety shown is zipper peas. Cooked simply with smoked meat, okra , salt and pepper. The crown jewel of Southern summer vegetables.
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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.
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