These Southern black-eyed peas are a traditional New Year’s Day dish, also known as Hoppin’ John. We like to eat them with our Chow Chow.
- 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.