SOUTHERN BLACK-EYED PEAS

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion -- chopped
  • 1 medium hot pepper -- whole
  • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper -- to taste
  • 6 slices smoked bacon -- chopped
  • 1 medium ham bones

Directions

  • Cover the beans with water and soak overnight. Drain. Heat the oil in a large pot, add the onions, bacon and seasonings and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the ham bone,water, peas, and seasonings and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook about one hour, until the beans are creamy and tender. Add additional water if necessary. Check seasonings. May be served over rice as a main course, as a side dish, or thinned with ham stock and served as a soup.

Notes

I thought I would add this recipe since it is a Southern New Years Day dish in Georgia.

Categories: Side Dish  Vegetable 
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