Entry #3144, December 26, 2013
A Southern favorite, black-eyed peas are served traditionally on New Year’s Day black eyed peas recipe to bring good luck. While there are variety of stories for the symbolism of black-eyed peas each communicates new hope for good things yet to come. If you don’t have time to soak the peas overnight, don’t worry. Just follow this 3-hour recipe for a delicious as well as lucky dish.
New Year’s Recipe: Traditional Black-Eyed Peas
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Total time: 3 hours
Yields: 8 servings
½-pound black-eyed peas, dry
1 cup cooked ham, chopped
1 onion, diced
½ can whole tomatoes
Pinch of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
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Place black-eyed peas in a medium pot and add enough water to cover it by 1 inch.
Stir in diced onions, ham, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
In a blender or food processor, blend tomatoes until liquefied. Add tomatoes to pot. Bring all ingredients to boil.
Cover the pot with a lid, and simmer on low heat for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until the peas are tender.
While these tasty black-eyed peas should always be there on your New Year’s Day menu, there is no reason not to savor them all year long. Let us know if this New Years Recipe: Traditional Black-Eyed Peas brings you good luck!
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