How to Cook Black-Eyed Peas

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Here is a recipe from our collection that uses black-eyed peas:

This Southern favorite is really a bean, not a pea. Black-eyed peas are small tan beans that take their name from the black eye-shaped mark on the inner curve of the bean.
  1. Place fresh black-eyed peas in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil over high heat.

  2. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until peas are soft when pierced with fork, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.

    Simmer the peas until they are soft when they are pierced with a fork.
    Simmer the peas until they are soft
    when they are pierced with a fork.

In the next section, we'll take a look at peas that really are peas...English peas and snow peas.

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