Southern Peas (Cowpeas) Recipes
If you are looking for quick and easy southern-style recipes for cooking southern peas or cowpeas, I have you covered. I also include step-by-step instructions and expert tips for preparing these delicious legumes.
Southern peas thrive in our hot, humid climate and are a prized commodity at local farmers' markets in the summer. Black-eyed peas are probably the most famous variety of cowpeas and are often eaten on New Year's Day for good luck. Other types include field peas, crowder peas, zipper aka cream peas, purple hull, and lady peas.
All have a rich, nutty, and earthy flavor and texture, but each variety has subtle differences. Not only are these legumes super simple to cook, but they are also full of protein and fiber.