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Fresh Black Eye Peas

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We're having an abundance of fresh black Eye Peas from our garden and I've been shelling and freezing them. I really want to can them, but have never canned Black eye Peas before. Does anyone have any recipes I can try? I have a pressure cooker.

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Peas - Blackeye, Crowder &

Peas - Blackeye, Crowder & Field (Ball Blue Book)

2 to 2 1/4 pounds pea pods per quart
Salt (optional)
Water

Hot Pack: Wash peas, drain. Shell peas. Wash again. Cover peas with water in a large saucepot; boil 3 minutes. Ladle hot peas and liquid into hot jars, leaving 1-inch headspace. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to each pint jar. 1 teaspoon salt to each quart jar, if desired. Remove air bubbles. Adjust two-piece caps. Process pints 40 minutes, quarts 50 minutes, at 10 pounds pressure in a steam-pressure canner.

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black peas

When is the best time to plant black peas. I,ve been told to plant on dark night.

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We just plant them whenever

We just plant them whenever we get a chance. The hubby planted some this week.

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Thanks Duomom! I canned a

Thanks Duomom! I canned a dozen pints and they look so pretty sitting on my pantry shelf. I can't wait to eat them this fall. Hubby says we can give some as Christmas gifts, I said maybe, if there's any left. :)

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rinse very fresh black-eyed

rinse very fresh black-eyed peas, then put in plain unsalted water, bring to a boil, then simmer in a covered pan until soft (15 to 20 minutes). Drain and roughly mash with a fork if desired. At this point you can add flavorings--I added a bit of reduced chicken broth and some Tabasco sauce.

http://www.wholefoodmommies.com/

Leona
Black eyed peas

I learned how to can every kind of fruit or veggie from my Mom when I was young, & thank God I learned. I love it now, & still using My Mom's way of processing.. I am about to start my Black-eyed peas, my girls loved them growing up, now live in the city, so Mom has taken the job of seeing that they have some during the year..They are so happy for such a small thing (for them) But I am so happy they enjoy them so much, & make sure we have them on New Years Eve..

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