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|Steve2 in LA||
You can definitely freeze fresh black-eyed peas. If airtight, the dried keep a long time. Recipe:
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Posted to Thread #18905 at 9:09 pm on Aug 31, 2010
Cooked like this, served over rice, Black Eyed Peas are called "Hoppin' John", a traditional Southern New Year's Day dish but fit t'eat at any time of the year.
Black-Eyed Peas for Hoppin' John
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 oz TASSO, small diced or 1 lb link ANDOUILLE
1 large ONION, chopped
1 rib CELERY, chopped
2 medium CARROTS, diced
2 Tbsp minced GARLIC
2 BAY LEAVES
2 (8 oz) SMOKED HAM HOCKS
1 tsp SALT
1 tsp PEPPER
¼ tsp SUGAR
1 Tbsp chopped FRESH THYME or ½ tsp dried
1 tsp RED PEPPER FLAKES
1 (16 oz) package DRIED BLACK-EYED PEAS
2 quarts CHICKEN BROTH
In a 1 gallon stock pot, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, render the Tasso for 2 or 3 minutes.
Add the onions, celery, carrots and continue sauteing for 2 minutes.
Stir in the garlic, bay leaves and ham hocks. Season with sugar, salt, black pepper, fresh thyme and red pepper. Add the black-eyed peas and chicken stock. Bring the liquid up to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer the peas for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the peas are tender.
Remove the ham hocks from the pot and remove the meat. Add the meat back to the peas and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
Other messages in this thread:
- 18905. I was given a large bag of black-eyed peas... other than hum a few - DawnNYS - 6:42pm on 08/31/10 (15)
- Also some taro root pancake mix! Anyone ever try this? Sandi? CathyZ? [NT] - DawnNYS - 6:48pm on 08/31/10
- Yes- it makes pretty good pancakes. Try it soon or it will probably sit on your shelf forever. - CathyZ from Kauai - 11:57am on 09/01/10
- Cathy, that's such good advice! I'm thinking about the black rice, olive bruschetta, piquillo - Curious1 - 12:09pm on 09/01/10
- Rec: Piquillos Relleno con Atun. This is a good use for your piquillos. - Pat-NoCal - 12:47pm on 09/01/10
- thanks Pat! I've always wanted to try these. [NT] - AngAk - 1:33pm on 09/01/10
- Unfortunately, I have jars of small strips. I think they can be used like pimientos or jarred - Curious1 - 2:19pm on 09/01/10
- Are they fresh or dried? [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 6:56pm on 08/31/10
- Dried [NT] - DawnNYS - 9:15pm on 08/31/10
- You can definitely freeze fresh black-eyed peas. If airtight, the dried keep a long time. Recipe: - Steve2 in LA - 9:09pm on 08/31/10
- Or easier is just with a little diced up bacon or ham. Like you cook any dried beans. [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 10:51pm on 08/31/10
- Sounds good Steve. I also like to use frozen ones in a salad for New Years Day when I am working - Nan - 5:23pm on 09/01/10
- You could put them up in jars. My mom always had some on the shelf for a side dish [NT] - cheezz - 12:28am on 09/01/10
- Thanks - you mean cooked and processed? What do you use as - DawnNYS - 10:03am on 09/01/10
- Thanks Steve and Melissa [NT] - DawnNYS - 10:04am on 09/01/10
- I haven't done it, but mom did all the time - she added the vinegar juice from jarred jalapenos [NT] - cheezz - 11:39pm on 09/01/10