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Fresh Field Peas

Fresh Field Peas Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 - 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Field peas, fresh from the garden, are a great side dish to all types of meals. There’s just a special deliciousness to anything straight out of the garden that you don’t find in canned or frozen items. Here’s a quick and easy side dish that’s perfect for dinner through the week or…on Sunday.



  • 34 cups of freshly shelled Peas.
  • 2 ounces of Pork Side Meat, Bacon or Salt Pork for seasoning.
  • 12 Spring Onions.
  • 1 teaspoon of Sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Black Pepper


  1. Slice the meat seasoning and place in a saucepot over medium heat.
  2. Rinse the Spring Onion under cool running water.
  3. Slice the root end off of the Onion.
  4. Remove the outer leaf of the onion.
  5. Slice onion in half, line up pieces and finely chop or slice.
  6. When done, remove the meat pieces from the pot but leave the grease.
  7. Add about 2 cups of Water or just enough to cover the peas by about 1 inch.
  8. Bring the water to a low boil.
  9. Add the peas.
  10. Add the onions.
  11. Add Sugar and stir well.
  12. Bring back to a low boil. Scoop off any foam that forms and discard it.
  13. Cover and reduce heat to Medium-Low, let simmer for about 25-35 minutes.
  14. Taste the peas for doneness, they should be done but not mushy.
  15. Add Black Pepper.
  16. Add Salt, stir well and continue to cook if needed until done to taste.
  17. Chop the meat pieces and add to the peas.
  18. Garnish with more freshly sliced onion if desired.
  19. Serve warm and Enjoy!

Keywords: Fresh Field Peas Recipe, made from scratch, six week peas, easy, southern recipes, side meat