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New Years Black Eyed Peas for Good Luck Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Karen Pretti
Added: Thursday, January 1, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Bag black eyed peas
1/2 pound bacon cut up
1/2 onion diced
clove garlic
1 T. oil
salt and pepper to taste
bay leaf

Directions:
Directions:
Brown cut up bacon, onion and garlic in oil. Add peas and water to about 1/2 full in large stock pot. Add bay leaf. Cook until peas are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

You can also add a can of cut up tomatoes, cayenne pepper and juice of one lemon to taste.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Traditionally eaten in the South on New Years Day with black eyed peas and ham to symbolize good luck and prosperity for the coming year.

 

 

 

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