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Southern Black-Eye Peas Seasoned Well

Southern Black-Eye Peas Seasoned Well

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I am thankful you decided to stop by.  Are you looking for a great pot of black-eye peas?

How to season your black-eye peas?  These black eye peas are extremely flavorful.  You will be wanting a second bowl.

In most Southern homes, black eye peas are always served on New Year’s Day for good luck. 

If you get them seasoned well, black eye peas are delicious.  To season my black-eye peas, I include onions, garlic, and Cajun seasoning to add lots of flavor to my peas.  You have to have a salty meat to season black-eye peas.  I love adding a honey ham bone.  It adds a wonderful sweet and salty combination to the black-eye peas.  A Country ham bone is wonderful but if using it do not add the extra salt. You can also use four or five strips of bacon instead of the ham. Cook the bacon and leave the rendered fat in the pot before adding the water. You need one of these meats to add lots of flavor to any dried peas or beans.

Legend around black-eye peas.

The legend around black-eye peas is that Sherman’s troops during the Civil War destroyed all the crops in the South except the black-eyed peas.  The black-eye peas became the only food for the starving Confederates. Now, the tradition of being considered lucky happens only if you eat black-eye peas on New Year’s day.

My tradition for eating black-eye peas for New Year’s is simply because they are delicious.  They go well with melt in your mouth cornbread and honey ham that I also serve on New Year’s Day.  Black-Eye Peas and cornbread are a perfect meal anytime.  When you add ham to this menu, it is the perfect combination for New Year’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter.

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Have a Great New Year’s!

#Black-Eye Peas #Recipe - #Crock-Pot How to season your black-eye peas? These black eye peas are extremely flavorful. You will be wanting a second bowl.

#Black-Eye Peas #Recipe - #Crock-Pot How to season your black-eye peas? These black eye peas are extremely flavorful. You will be wanting a second bowl.

Southern Black-Eyed Peas – New Year’s Tradition http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2011/12/28/southern-black-eyed-peas-recipe-pictures/
Recipe below to prepare your black-eyed peas in a dutch oven or a crock-pot. 

 

Southern Black-Eyed Peas
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • * 1 (16 ounce) package dried black-eye peas (cover with water and soak the peas over night)
  • * 1 ham hock - A honey ham bone is delicious. A Country ham bone is wonderful also but if using this do not add the extra salt. You can use 4 or 5 strips of bacon instead of the ham. Cook the bacon and leaved the rendered fat in the pot before adding the water. You need one of these things in any dried peas or beans.
  • * 6 cups of water
  • * 1 medium onion, chopped
  • * 2 cloves minced garlic
  • * 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • * 1 teaspoon pepper
  • * 1 teaspoon sugar
  • * 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Instructions
  1. Wash the black eye peas and allow them to soak in water over night.
  2. ham hock - A honey ham bone is delicious. A Country ham bone is wonderful also but if using this do not add the extra salt. You can use 4 or 5 strips of bacon instead of the ham. Cook the bacon and leaved the rendered fat in the pot before adding the water. You need ONE of these things in any dried peas or beans.
  3. Wash the peas thoroughly.
  4. In a large Dutch oven, add 8 cups of water and your ham hock or bone and bring them to a boil.
  5. Add the onion, garlic, sugar, and spices to the ham. Add the peas.
  6. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours or until the peas are tender.

 

Serve them as a side dish or as a main dish over rice.

Crock-Pot Black-Eye Peas 

  • Wash the black eye peas and allow them to soak in water over night.
  • Add the peas and ham bone to the crock-pot and enough water to just cover the peas.
  • 1 ham hock – A honey ham bone is delicious.  A Country ham bone is wonderful also but if using this do not add the extra salt. You can use 4 or 5 strips of bacon instead of the ham.  Cook the bacon and leaved the rendered fat in the pot before adding the water.  You need one of these things in any dried peas or beans.
  • Add the chopped onion, garlic, salt, pepper, sugar, and Cajun seasoning.
  • Cook the peas on low for 7 to 8 hours.

 

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18 Responses to Southern Black-Eye Peas Seasoned Well

    • Eva,

      In Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Georgia, I know most people always eat black eyed peas for New Years. I was in my 40’s before I realized not everyone ate them. It sound silly because I not sure they have ever brought me great luck but I am still eating them AND PRAYING!!
      Thank you so much for stopping by. You have a great blog. I check it out earlier tonight. I look forward to following your social medias.
      HAPPY NEW YEAR!
      Diane

        • Eva,

          I love Missouri. I just got home from Branson. I just love seeing the lights at SDC. Their are millions of lights everywhere which are so beautiful. We have a rental property in Branson and visit often. I also write about things to do in Branson.

          Do you visit Branson very often?
          Blessings and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
          Diane Roark

  1. Sounds so good. Trying it for our church New Years fellowship tomorrow. One question do I put the ‘grease’ from the bacon into the crockpot too?

    • Arline,

      After you cook your bacon hard in a large pot, add the water and all the seasonings. Once everything has been added, you can put it into a crock-pot. Cook the peas in the crock-pot on low for 7 to 8 hours.

      I hope you all enjoy these black eye peas.
      HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you will consider following me if you do not already.
      Diane Roark

      • The black eye peas recipe was a HUGE hit!!! One of the best cooks at my church asked for the recipe!!! That’s what I call success!!! Thanks so much!!!! May GOD bless you in the new year!!!

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