lady cream peas. Similar to black eyed peas these peas do not have the black eye and have a creamier consistency hence their name.
4 cups of creamer peas
1/2 pound of bacon, chopped in one inch pieces
1/2 yellow onion chopped fine
3 garlic cloves mashed and chopped fine
2 cups of water
1 tomato chopped fine
1 teaspoon of dried or fresh oregano
1 teaspoon of dried cumin
several dashes of paprika
dash or two of dried chipotle pepper
Saute the bacon pieces till cooked through but not hard. Drain off excess fat reserving enough to then saute onion and garlic. Add remaining ingredients and simmer till peas are soft and flavors are melded. I decided to serve them over rice to soak up the juices. Oh the larger green beans you see are a few Cherokee black beans which reseeded themselves from last year. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.