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Camellia Brand

Clayton’s Crowder Peas

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Cousin Clayton’s favorite Crowder Peas have a rich, hearty flavor and a dark pot liquor. Try them over rice, alongside fried chicken and biscuits.


  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Crowder Peas
  • 1/2 pound seasoning meat or 1/4 pound butter
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon butter or olive oil (optional)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 toe garlic, pressed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons your favorite dried garden herbs or Camellia’s suggested Dry Herb Blend
  • Salt
  • Coarse ground pepper


  1. Rinse and sort peas.
  2. Cover peas with water, add meat or butter, simmer about 1 hour.
  3. Sauté onion and garlic in butter or olive oil, add to pot with remaining ingredients, cook 1/2 hour or until soft.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

dry herb blend garlic seasoning meat onions crowder peas