Frozen purple hull peas should be a mainstay in your freezer so that when fresh are unavailable, you can have them on hand to make this delicious and easy dish. You don't have to use the ham hock if you want to cut down on time. Simmer the peas with chicken or vegetable broth and a sprig of fresh thyme instead. Add rice, cornbread, and two shots of hot sauce and you have a meal!
Recently featured on Emeril's Florida: Kissimmee, although The Catfish Place is actually located in neighboring central St. Cloud, Florida. The Catfish Place is one of St. Cloud's favorite places to dine and these hush puppies are no laughing matter!
This simple recipe serves a crowd and will make folks think you slaved over a smoker all day long. The meat is slathered with delicious spices and seasonings and kept overnight in the fridge. The next day, it gets transferred to the slow cooker, and that’s it!
While you are frying the chicken, make sure the temperature of the oil hovers between 280 and 325 degrees (the temperature of the oil with drop from 375 when you add the first batch of chicken),making sure it doesn't get to hot. You want the chicken to be cooked all the way through with out burning the outside. This can take practice.