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Texas Black-Eyed Peas – How to Shell & Eat Them

June 28, 2012

Unshelled black-eyed peas from Morrison Organic Farm

We’re so excited – the Texas black-eyed peas are ready!  These are always a huge hit, and we’re thankful for the folks at Morrison Organic Farm who grew and harvested these amazing peas for us!

The unique thing is that these peas will come unshelled.  Usually we get them already shelled in a bag, but we thought it would be fun for you to experience the wonderful old-time activity of sittin’ on the porch shellin’ peas!  It’s a wonderful activity to do with family, friends, and even children can help.  You just ain’t Texan if you’ve never shelled a pea.

So, here’s how to prepare black-eyed peas…

  • Refrigerate the pods for up to two weeks. You can use the black-eyed peas in their pods as a substitute for snap beans in any recipe.

  • If you want to eat the individual peas, shell the black-eyed peas by pulling the pods open. Use your thumb to push the peas out of the pod and into a bowl. Cook the shelled peas the same day, or store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

Shelled black-eyed peas // photo:

Try these recipes…

Let us know how you like your black-eyed peas!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2012 4:09 pm

    Thank you so much for including my Black-Eyed Peas recipe! 🙂

  2. Paula Craig permalink
    July 13, 2012 6:40 pm

    Oh, can’t manage to cook those fresh black-eyed peas because they are too good raw poppin’ out of their pods. Dried peas will get cooked. Pod me some more. ms.paula


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