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New Year's Day Black Eyed Peas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Becky Clem
Added: Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pound fresh or dried black-eye peas
1 Tbsp salt
3 cloves garlic-crushed
3 medium green peppers chopped
3 onions chopped
2 bay leaves
3 Tbsp vinegar
bacon drippings

Directions:
Directions:
Wash peas and cover with water (if using dried), and soak overnight. Drain and cover with fresh hot water. Add salt and 1 whole garlic clove cut in 1/2.

If using fresh, rinse peas, and cover with water. Add 1 clove garlic cut in half.

Cover and simmer for about 4 hours if dried, about 1.5 hours if fresh. Add water as needed.

While the peas have started cooking, do the following and then add to the peas:

Heat the bacon drippings OR you can fry some bacon until limp. Add the crushed garlic, onion, green peppers and bay leaves and cook until the vegetables are tender. Stir in vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon Vegetables into the peas. Mix well and cook until desired consistency.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We always have these on New Year's Day - for good luck!

 

 

 

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