Fresh Home-Cooked Purple Hull Peas

2 - bags Purple Hull Peas

6-8 strips of bacon or veggie bacon strips

1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil (if you used veggie bacon strips)

1-medium Onion, chopped

1-box of Vegetable Broth or Chicken Broth (organic if you can find it)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Fry the bacon or cook the bacon strips, according to instructions, in a large fry pan until crispy.  Remove bacon strips and set aside.  If you used real bacon, pour off all but about a tablespoon or 2 of the bacon grease.  If you used veggie bacon strips, add olive oil.  Add the onions and saute until softened.  (I love the smell of onion cooking in bacon grease)  Add the purple hull peas and saute a few minutes so that the peas can absorb flavors.  Add the bacon and the vegetable or chicken broth. The broth should cover the peas but if not add water.  Cover and simmer for approximately 30-45 minutes or until tender.