Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Black Eyed Peas Recipe & Corn Bread a New Years tradition

If you were wondering how I prepare my black eye peas on New Years Day here is my recipe!

Soak the black eye peas over night!

Black Eyed Peas
1 lb bag of dried black eyed peas
6 cups of boiling water

2 ham hocks (look for meaty ones)
8 strips of bacon
1 small onion
2 large garlic cloves
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves
6 cups of water

Soak black eyed peas overnight, place them in a large pot and pour 6 cups of boiling water over them.  Next day rinse black eyed peas and return to pan.  Cook bacon until crispy.  Add water, bacon, ham hocks, onion, garlic and spices to the pot.  Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 hours.  Pull meat off ham hocks, return meat to the pot and discard bones.  

You can leave out the cayenne pepper, my family likes to have a little heat in everything they eat!

Bob's Red Mill Cornmeal muffin mix
Follow directions on the back of the package

When the cornbread comes out of the oven you are ready to serve!

Cook bacon until crispy.

Add all ingredients in pan.

Two hours later the black eye peas are ready to serve.


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