Lady Peas with Salt Pork and Rice

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Miss Annie

This is a real Southern dish. Not too many people have access to Lady Cream Peas, so Black Eyed peas may be substitued. A wonderful dish. I serve with beef or pork and cornbread.

Top Review by Dulcet Kitchen

Lady Peas are so delicious and this recipe sure does them justice! Absolutely the finest way to serve them. I typically use bacon and it usually takes about 45min to finish. DH gives these a 7 out of 5 stars every time. Miss Annie--thanks for posting such a true southern dish for all the recipezaar folks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Discard any skin on salt pork.
  2. Cut into 1/3" pieces and cook in a heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until fat is rendered and pork is crisp and golden, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Transfer pork to a paper towel to drain.
  4. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp.
  5. fat and cook onions over moderate heat until softened.
  6. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  7. Stir in peas and water and simmer, uncovered until peas are tender, about 30-35 minutes.
  8. Stir in scallions and salt and pepper, to taste.
  9. Serve over rice and sprinkle with salt pork.

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