PURPLE HULL PEAS, or MISSISSIPPI SILVER
3 Cups shelled purple hull peas, if you can find them Mississippi Silver Crowders are good.
Water to cover
3 Teaspoons bacon grease
2 Teaspoons sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Wash peas in a colander under cold water, put in a pan and cover with about one inch of water.
Add bacon grease, sugar, salt and pepper.
Cook until tender, about 1 hour. Serve with good cornbread and a chunk of onion.