Saturday

What are your New years traditions???



Tons of people have traditional meals on New Years day. From black eyed peas to greens, to grapes at midnight. Many families have traditional items that they make each New Years day.. my favorite- Black Eye Peas- Spicy Southern Style! Enjoy..
  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
  • 4 ounces salt pork, rind removed, diced, or thick bacon or hog jowl, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced, optional
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced, optional
  • 1 tablespoon Creole or Cajun seasoning mixture
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • ground hot pepper, optional, to taste
Following package directions, soak the black-eyed peas overnight or cover with water, boil for 2 minutes, then let stand for 1 hour. Drain. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, sauté the diced salt pork with onion until onion is browned.
Combine salt pork and onions with the drained peas and remaining ingredients; Add water just to cover. Simmer for about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until tender, checking and adding a little more water if necessary. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Serve with hot boiled rice, spinach or other greens, and freshly baked skillet cornbread.
Serves 6 to 8.


Recipe from here

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