Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Wednesday's Recipes
Today I wanted to share with y'all a recipe that I love! It is a black-eyed peas recipe that usually you can make at New Years for good luck, but also at other times of the year as well. It's called Hoppin' John.

I found this particular recipe at a website called On Southern Cooking which is run by a professor of mathematics at my alma mater, the U of Alabama.

Hoppin' John

1 cup of dried uncooked black eye peas
2 14-16 oz cans good quality beef broth (do not use condensed broth)
1 onion, peeled and chopped1 packet ham boullion (Goya brand, for example)
1 pound roll of bulk whole hog pork sausage
1/3 cup uncooked instant rice
1 14-16 oz can tomato wedges

Slice the sausage into at least 10 patties and cook in a skillet until done. Remove the sausage to a plate, cut each patty in half, and add the onion to the skillet; cook onion until it is tender.Pick over the peas and wash in scalding hot water. Add the peas, beef broth, sausage, onions, and ham boullion to a pot and stir throughly. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, and allow to stand for about an hour. Then bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and allow to boil slowly until the peas are completely tender, but not mushy (about 45-60 minutes). Carefully stir in the rice and tomatos, turn off heat, and allow to stand for about five minutes to heat the mixture and cook the rice. Stir carefully. Serve hot with hot buttered corn bread.

Instead of tomato wedges, I use a can of diced tomatoes with jalepenos. You can also use ground beef instead of sausage if you prefer.

For more information about Hoppin' John, check out this website, and enjoy!
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I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss where I write dieting humor.

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