Good Old Southern Peas and Dumplins

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Elaine Bovender

By
@Elaine55

My husband talks about a lady that he knew when he was a child growing up in North Carolina, who made the best peas and dumplins that he ever had. He loved them so much, that I had to learn how to make them. This is a recipe that I found and tweaked just a bit to help bring back his fond, boyhood memories. He said that they were very close to what he remembers. I hope y'all enjoy them, too.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2-15 ounce cans peas, drained (you may also use frozen or fresh)
1 quart milk
1/2 stick butter
1 teaspoon chicken soup base or 1 bullion cube
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

DUMPLINGS:

2 cups self-rising flour (martha white or white lily for best results)
1/4 cup shortening or lard
3/4 to 1 cup milk

How to Make Good Old Southern Peas and Dumplins

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place peas, milk, butter, chicken soup base, salt and pepper in a dutch oven. Bring to a boil.
  • 2Drop dumplings into the peas. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 min or until dumplings are done. You may want to thicken with just a little corn starch.
  • 3DUMPLINGS: Place flour in a large bowl. Cut in shortening in usual pastry method. Add milk and mix until moistened.
  • 4Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead a few times. Roll out dough to about 1/4" thickness. Using a pizza wheel, cut into 2X2 inch squares. Drop squares into broth, cover and simmer on low about 20 minutes or until done.

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About Good Old Southern Peas and Dumplins

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy