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Purple Hull Peas

From Farm2Work

<p>Two pounds of peas makes enough for dinner and storing extra in the freezer. They are worth every minute it takes to prepare them.</p>
Source: Food Network (Entered by Diane Rose)
Serves: 8 servings

2 lbs. fresh purple hull peas (shelled)
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbls. oil or bacon grease
1 1/2 Tsp. salt
1/4 Tsp. pepper
Enough water to cover peas

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot over medium heat. Make sure you have enough water to cover the peas with 2 inches of water. After water comes to a boil, cover with lid, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Set your timer for the first hour and check your water level. Add more water if necessary, you want at least 1 inch of water above the peas. Cover with lid, again, and set timer for the next hour.