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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Vegetable Recipe

New Year's Southern Peas

6 bacon strips, sliced thick
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
6 cups water
6 cups white acre peas
2 cups butter peas
2 cups okra, cut
  salt and pepper to taste

Cover the bottom of a large saucepan with bacon strips. Top bacon with onion and garlic and cook on medium heat long enough to extract grease from the bacon, but do not brown. Add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add white acre and butter peas, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Add okra and continue to cook on simmer for 2 hours or until peas are tender. Add more water if needed. Serve with vinegar pepper sauce at the table.

12 servings

Look for "Fresh from Florida" ingredients at your grocery store.

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