Clayton’s Crowder Peas
This family recipe was featured on the Crowder Peas bag for decades and is a favorite of Clayton Hayward, Ken Hayward’s grandson and 5th generation bean enthusiast. 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.
- Rinse and sort peas.
- Cover peas with water, add meat or butter, simmer about 1 hour.
- Sauté onion and garlic in butter or olive oil, add to pot with remaining ingredients, cook 1/2 hour or until soft.
- Salt and pepper to taste.