Lady Peas with Salt Pork and Rice

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
20 mins
45 mins

This is a real Southern dish. Not too many people have access to Lady Cream Peas, so Black Eyed peas may be substitued. A wonderful dish. I serve with beef or pork and cornbread.

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  1. Discard any skin on salt pork.
  2. Cut into 1/3" pieces and cook in a heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until fat is rendered and pork is crisp and golden, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Transfer pork to a paper towel to drain.
  4. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp.
  5. fat and cook onions over moderate heat until softened.
  6. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  7. Stir in peas and water and simmer, uncovered until peas are tender, about 30-35 minutes.
  8. Stir in scallions and salt and pepper, to taste.
  9. Serve over rice and sprinkle with salt pork.