Black Eyed Peas Recipe - Cook Up A Dish of Good Luck

black eyed peas

Black eyed peas is a delectable dish this is prepared by African Americans on New Year's Day.  These tasty peas are said to bring good luck to those who eat them. For as long as I can remember I have always eaten these peas on New Year's day.

I'm superstitious like that, so I have to eat the peas for good luck. How about you?

Black-eyed peas are not only reserved for the traditional News Year's Day feast.  You can eat these peas anytime throughout the year. I mostly like to serve them for Sunday Dinner. In case you're wondering, when served up with rice, vegetables, and meat, these peas make for a great meal.

If you're looking for that perfect southern meal, serve your peas with southern deep fried chickencollard greensmacaroni and cheese and corn bread.  Here are the cooking instruction we use to prepare a tasty pot of peas to go along with your meal.

Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 bag (1 lbs) dry black eyed peas
  • 3 pieces of thick bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 large pot or dutch oven
  • 1 cooking Spoon

Recipe Instructions:

As always the key to great cooking is being prepared and to use quality ingredients.

  1. You can pick up a bag of dry black-eyed peas at your local grocery store. Start with a small bag of peas, about 1 pound. This should produce about 5-6 cups of cooked beans.
  2. Sort through your peas removing any defective peas, dirt or debris that may be present. Place the peas in a colander and rinse several times.
  3. In order to make that perfect dish, you have to soak your peas before cooking. After a good rinsing place peas in pot and cover with at least 3 inches of water. Place peas in your refrigerator and soak peas overnight.
  4. After the peas have soaked overnight discard the water. Rinse peas one final time. Place peas into a large pot or dutch oven and cover with two inches of freshwater. Bring water to a boil then add other ingredients. Add the lid to your pot and simmer 2 hours until peas are tender. Do not let the water cookout. Add additionally seasoning to taste if required.

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Go ahead and prepare this recipe if you are ready for some good eating. You can serve your peas separately or with cooked rice. I like eating my beans with collard greens and rice. I'm sure you'll enjoy this bean recipe.

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