• New Years Luck Recipes 04

    From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Dec 31 18:47:00 2023
    Several theories exist to explain the tie between black-eyed peas and
    New Year’s Day. While we’re unlikely to tease out the precise origin,
    one thought is that enslaved peoples enjoyed this ingredient when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. Now,
    generations later, the same food is enjoyed every New Year’s Day.

    The last recipe in this posting is the traditional black-eyed peas
    New Year's dish - Hoppin' John

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    Title: Black-Eyed Peas w/Bacon
    Categories: Pork, Vegetables, Herbs
    Yield: 8 servings

    1 lb Dried black-eyed peas
    1/2 lb Sliced bacon; cooked,
    - crumbled
    1 tb Butter
    1 lg Onion; chopped
    1 cl Garlic; minced
    1/2 ts Dried thyme

    Fresh thyme leaves
    Add'l cooked & crumbled
    - bacon

    Rinse and sort black-eyed peas. Place peas and bacon in
    a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil; boil
    2 minutes. Remove from heat; let soak, covered, 1 hour.
    Do not drain.

    In a cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat butter over
    medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender.
    Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in thyme.

    Stir onion mixture into pea mixture. Bring to a boil;
    reduce heat. Simmer, covered, until peas are tender,
    stirring occasionally, 30-40 minutes. Sprinkle with salt
    to taste. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme leaves
    and additional crumbled bacon.

    Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

    Makes: 8 servings

    RECIPE FROM: https://www.tasteofhome.com

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