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Traditional Southern Black Eyed Peas

Traditional Southern Black Eyed Peas
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Traditional Southern Black Eyed Peas


Servings: 4



Combine the black-eyed peas with the water in a saucepan. Add the ham hock, garlic salt, black pepper and red pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-high. Cook for 1 hour or until the peas are tender. Add water if needed.

“Some people (my mother for one) consider black-eyed peas only half the tradition, claiming you must serve pork… And we have never, never, never missed our black-eyed peas and hog jowl on New Year’s Day. You think we want bad luck?” - Michael A. Grissom, Southern by the Grace of God