In a mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar). Mix and stir in milk.
Continue to stir and mix in the eggs, 1 by 1 and mix thoroughly until the mixture is a smooth batter. Mix in the melted butter until completely incorporated. Finally, mix in the purple hull peas.
Refrigerate batter overnight (or at least 6 hours).
Note: Batter will thicken overnight. Prior to using, add enough milk to thin to original batter texture.
Using a griddle or cast-iron skillet over high to medium heat, add a ladle of batter and cook like pancakes: When the pan-side is browning, flip to cook the other side. Repeat until all batter is finished. Keep hoe cakes warm.
Serve with butter, syrup and/or powdered sugar.