How To Cook Fresh Field Peas?

Where can you buy fresh field peas?

  • Fresh-frozen field peas are sometimes available at grocery stores, and from Walmart (walmart.com) and Southern mail-order companies like Acre Station Meat Farm (meatfarminc.com). Learn more about field peas.

Do field peas need to be soaked?

There’s soaking to be done and some varieties can take a few hours to cook.

Field peas, however, are a smaller dried legume that can be prepare pretty quickly.

For best results, they still need to be soaked.

Are field peas good for you?

Field peas (Pisum sativum) are high in protein, starch, fiber, and micronutrients and could be a good addition to a healthy diet due to their many health-promoting benefits. Field peas also contain a variety of bioactive compounds including enzyme inhibitor, lectin, phytic acid, phenolics, and oligosaccharides.

What are snaps in field peas?

In most cases today, the “snaps” we’ll be using are simply fresh green beans snapped and added to the pot, though fresh okra is also a typical addition and helps to thicken the pot likker up a bit. Note that fresh peas will often throw off foam as they cook. Simply skim it off as you see it.

Are field peas and black eyed peas the same?

Field peas, crowder peas, cream peas (along with blackeye peas) are all part of a larger species of beans commonly called “cowpeas” or “Southern peas.” Despite their names, none of these varieties is actually a pea. They have a sweet flavor and creamy texture and are featured in Southern dishes.