Put Up Your Peas!

We love seasonal field peas so much, we think they should be enjoyed year round. Use this test kitchen tip for freezing field peas in your kitchen and enjoy these little treasures for months to come.


[MUSIC] Field peas from purple holes to crowders are a staple in southern kitchens. But unfortunately, field peas are a seasonal treat. So in the Southern Living Test Kitchen, we like to put up piles of peas so we can enjoy them year round. Before you freeze your field peas, you've got to blanch them. [MUSIC] Wash your shucked peas and then put them in a large pot filled with water. Bring them up to a boil and then plunge the peas into ice water to cool. Drain them well then put the peas into freezer safe plastic bags and freeze for up to 6 months. To cook the peas, simply scoop them from the bag and cook, straight from frozen. No need to defrost. For more tips from our Test Kitchen go to southernliving.com.
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