and not the last I'm sure
Captain Morgan and ScottyDaQ were really busting
my chops and said "My Yankee Was Showing" because for a man of 58 years I had no idea why
people were eating black eyed peas for New Years. After a flying trip to the
store I'm eating Hoppin' John and cornbread. Thanks guys this is great
and my Southern bride loves going back to her roots. Bigwheel must be a
Northern thing, but I liked the rice.
Considered a lucky meal for New Years Day, serve this Southern tradition with cornbread.
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon bacon drippings
2 cans (about 16 ounces each) black-eyed peas,
slightly drained, or about 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas
1 cup chopped cooked ham
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
3 cups hot cooked rice
salt to taste
sliced sweet onion, optional
Preparation: In a large saucepan sauté chopped onion in bacon drippings until
tender. Stir in black-eyed peas, ham, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes;
stir in hot cooked rice and salt. Serve Hoppin' John hot with sliced onion.
Hoppin' John recipe serves 4 to 6.