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Southern-Cooked Green Peas

Yield 6 servings


  • 3 cups shelled fresh green peas, cleaned (about 3 pounds unshelled)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 pound salt pork
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine green peas, water, salt pork, and salt in a small Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 25 minutes or until peas are tender. Drain; add butter, if desired, and toss lightly.

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