How to cook Peas? zipper,lady,etc.

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Registered: 01-18-2006
How to cook Peas? zipper,lady,etc.
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Mon, 12-21-2009 - 5:29pm

I'm a southern native, yet I have never been real good at cooking peas!
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But for Xmas, I said I'd bring a bunch of mostly lady peas ----

I plan to include some ham seasoning -
I understand I should bring them to a boil, just for about 3 min -
then cover & let em cook (on simmer) to about 45 min.

Does this sound correct?

Also - Could I cook em THE DAY BEFORE???? or must they really be that same day?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 10:07pm

OMG, I LOVE Lady peas!!!!

hunk 'o, hunk 'o burnin' heartburn!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-18-2006
Tue, 12-22-2009 - 8:49am

thank you!
But do you think I could do em day before?
or do I really need ta do em that morn?

thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 12-28-2009 - 8:50am
Way too late on this, sorry, but I think you are fine to cook them the day before.
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Registered: 01-18-2006
Mon, 12-28-2009 - 9:08am

Actually, I did as was recommended --- but they never turn out well. I noticed in our big group - that that was the one item a lot of folks left on their plates!
Guess I won't do em next year - but I do need to be able to cook em -

I was going to ask my hubby what was wrong w/them - see if he'd give me an honest answer.....

Any ideas? I do not think they were under nor over done. Put ham & bacon seasoning in em.

They didn't taste weird to me - yet they were also not great......

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 12-28-2009 - 6:40pm
I make mike like Karen, with butter.
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