Looking for a delicious recipe that is perfect for fall and winter nights? Try this field peas recipe that is paired with ham for a delicious and filling meal.
Recently, I picked up a few things from local producers, John’s Farm and Rowdy Stickhorse Wild Acres. Both are family farms here in Oklahoma. I wanted to introduce you to these great local farms and share with you a tasty dish I made with their products. I created Field Peas with Ham with Dried Field Peas from John’s Farm and Ham Hocks from Rowdy Stickhorse. Simple, tasty, and great for this winter that just won’t end.
I created Field Peas with Ham with Dried Field Peas from John’s Farm and Ham Hocks from Rowdy Stickhorse. Simple, tasty, and great for cold nights.
How to Cook Field Peas and Beans
The field peas from John’s Farm were a combination of organic Black-eyes, Victors, Chinese Reds, Red Rippers. With any dried bean or pea, soaking overnight in water is the preferred method to remove make them easier to digest. You could also do the rapid soak method of bringing the peas to a rapid boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour.
Dried peas and beans can cause some to get a little gassy. I add a 2″ x 2″ square of dried kelp (seaweed) to all my beans and peas to help eliminate the “toot”. It doesn’t add any flavor to the dish and is removed before serving. You can pick it up at most large grocery stores or any Asian market. I get mine at Cao Nguyen on Military and NW 26th in Oklahoma City.
Where to Buy Field Peas in Oklahoma
A family-owned farm in Fairview, Oklahoma. They are certified organic, non-GMO project verified, Animal Welfare Approved farm. They offer beef, wheat, flour, seasonings, and beef jerky. They have numerous retail locations around the state. I order their products through both at the OSU-OKC Farmers Marke.
A certified naturally grown family farm located outside of Covington Oklahoma. They offer beef, pork, lamb, goat, eggs, bird feed, goat’s milk herbal products (Soaps, Creams, and Laundry Powder, etc.).
- 1 pound dried peas
- 3 cups chicken broth + water to cover peas
- 1 ham bone or 2 ham hocks
- 2 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or 1 Tablespoon dried cilantro
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2″x 2″ piece of dried kelp, optional
- Garnish: freshly chopped cilantro, optional
- Soak peas overnight.
- Drain peas and place them in a large Dutch oven. Add fresh water to cover them by 2″.
- Add all remaining ingredients
- Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for 1 hour.
- Remove ham bone or ham hocks, kelp, and bay leaf.
- Once the ham has cooled enough to work with, remove the meat and return to the peas.
- Spoon peas into individual serving bowls. Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired and serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 1056mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 9gSugar: 11gProtein: 24g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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