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a bowl of lady cream peas with chisesi ham and a side of corn bread

Lady Cream Peas With Chisesi Ham

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Total time:
1 hour, 25 minutes
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
1 hour, 15 minutes


  1. Bring stock to boil with peas and ham
  2. Reduce to simmer
  3. Cook for one hour or until peas are tender
  4. Season to taste
  • If you can’t find Chisesi Ham, substitute any good brand “city” ham
  • We used chicken stock in this recipe but you may use pork stock or even vegetable stock
  • This dish can be served over rice pilaf

This recipe hails from R.L. Reeves, Jr., a Texas photographer and writer who is living and documenting life in the 9th Ward of New Orleans. His recipe and cooking notes are from his food and culture blog,

Ingredients used in this Recipe

lady cream peas salt Stock pepper Chisesi ham